OAU shut down following days of students’ protest over school fees

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been closed down indefinitely following days of students’ protest over increase in their school fees which was the introduced in May.

The school administration yesterday afternoon released a statement announcing an indefinite shutdown of the institution and ordered students to vacate its premises by Thursday afternoon, citing ‘persistent disruption of normal activities and peace on campus as a result of violent demonstrations by students, led by the Student Union Executive’ as their reason for shutting down the school. 

“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.” the statement read.

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