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Saturday, October 2, 2021

OAU CRISIS; OAU orders closure of school activities

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has ordered the closure of academic activities and the vacation of students from the hostel effective Saturday, 3rd of October 2021.

Students of OAU were seen protesting on the University grounds because of the death of Adesina Omowunmi Aishat a 400 level student of department of foreign languages who allegedly died because of delay in Medical attention.

 The University spokesperson Abiodun Olanrewaju released a statement concerning the recent activities.
 "However, Management condemns in strong terms the continuous and uncontrolled protests by the students culminating in unbridled brigandage, blocking the Ife/Ibadan and Ife/Ede highways and other adjoining roads that could be used as alternative routes, and engaging in other acts that are detrimental to their health and the safety of the generality of the people.

“Therefore, having exhausted all necessary avenues to call the students to order and allow normalcy to return to the campus and its environs, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have accordingly closed down the school until further notice. This is to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

“In view of this, all students are hereby directed to vacate their halls of residence and the campus latest by 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Consequently, the swearing-in of the newly elected Students’ Union officials has been put on hold, pending a review of the situation. In the meantime, the university management has put in place the machinery to unravel the circumstances surrounding the immediate and remote cause(s) of the crisis.” 

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