The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on Sunday ordered the immediate closure of the institution following students’ protests over the death of their colleague, who was allegedly hit by a reckless commercial motorcyclist in the town on Friday night.
The students allegedly destroyed properties worth millions of naira within and outside the university premises during the protest.
During the protest the students barricaded the Ikare-Owo expressway, preventing vehicular movements on the highway, thereby causing gridlock which lasted for several hours as bonfires were also set at many spots on the expressway.
In a statement issued by the Acting Registrar of the institution, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, the institution also suspended ongoing examinations and directed all students to vacate the campus and halls of residence immediately.
The university management said it was suspending all academic activities on campus to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
The management also ordered the students to vacate their halls of residence immediately.
The statement added that the students would be informed when to resume for the completion of their examination at a later date.