OAU Shut indefinitely Over Protests Of Increase in School Fees


imagesObafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, has shut the university indefinitely following a prolonged protest by students over increment in fees. The school management announced the indefinite closure of the school on Wednesday at its Ile-Ife school campus. The management said the closure became imperative following the persistent disruption of normal academic activities and peace on campus as a result of violent demonstrations by students of the institution. The violent demonstration was championed by the Student Union Government Executives under the leadership of Isaac Ibikunle, the Students Union President. In a circular issued by the school management, it said: “The university authorities have decided to close down the university indefinitely in order to safeguard life and property on campus.” “Consequently, all students are directed to vacate their halls of residence and university premises immediately; not later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 19.” “Parents are hereby enjoined to ensure that their children/wards comply with this directive immediately”

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