Obafemi Awolowo University Shut Indefinitely Over Students’ Protest

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The Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) wishes to announce that due to persistent disruption of normal activities and peace on campus as a result of violent demonstrations by students, led by the Student Union Executive, the University Authorities have decided to close down the University indefinitely in order to safeguard life and property on campus.

The management took the decision to shut down the school following three days of continuous protest by the students.

The students have been protesting since Monday to demand the reversal of the school fees increased by the management.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine learnt that several staff of the university administrative office, called the Senate building, were still held inside the building as at 5:50 p.m. as students barricaded it to demand an audience with the Vice Chancellor, VC, and ensure a reversal of the fee hike.

It is not clear if the VC, Bamitale Omole, is inside the building.

Mr. Omole had early June defended the fee increase.

“The charges being paid by the OAU students were not only the lowest in the entire Nigerian University system but also the most ridiculous in the entire tertiary educational system in Africa,” he said at a press conference.

Consequently, all students are directed to vacate their Halls of Residence and the University premises immediately and not later than 12 noon on Thursday, 19th June, 2014.

Parents are hereby enjoined to ensure that their children/wards comply with this directive immediately.

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