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OAU Shuts Down after Tuition Protest, Students to Evacuate Premises

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Road Block at OAU
One of Nigeria’s most respected tertiary institutions Obafemi Awolowo University – OAU, this evening announced an indefinite shutdown and ordered students to vacate the premises by Thursday afternoon.

The news comes after the violent demonstrations by students because of the tuition hike by the management of the institution in May 2014.

In a statement signed by D.O Awoyemi, Registrar and Secretary to the university council, it was indicated that the “persistent disruption of normal activities and peace on campus as a result of violent demonstrations by students, led by the Student Union Executive”, fueled the decision.

“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.” read the statement.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

4 Comments

  1. pepperlina

    June 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    GREATEST GBO GBO!!!!!!

  2. hposh

    June 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    there were no violent demonstrations

  3. www.blogsvila.blogspot.com

    June 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

    This is now a trend in most 9ja uni sha
    blogsvila.blogspot.com

  4. anonymous

    June 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    OAU as widely known doesn’t get itself entangled in any violent protest rather we enjoy the dynamism of a scientific aluta which has and will always be our hallmark.

    please be corrected and informed that nothing like violence occurred on our campus today.

    thank you

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