OAU Shut Down Over Students’ Unrest

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The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, has on Tuesday night, December 1, closed down the institution indefinitely following continued students protest on the campus of the institution.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institution was shut down on Tuesday after an emergency meeting of Senate.

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The students started the protest on Monday over epileptic power supply, unavailability of portable water supply in their halls of residence and alleged poor funding of education in Nigeria.

It was believed that the protest prevented free flow of traffic into and out of the campus as the students also called for probe of the management of the institution, whom they accused of paying lip service to their welfare.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Biodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the closure of the university in an interview with NAN, said that the date of resumption would be announced as and when due.

He however said that the convocation slated for next week would still hold. (NAN)



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