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OAU Orders Students to Resume on Feb 3

Posted by From Hammed Shittu in Osogbo on 2005/01/28 | Views: 362 |

OAU Orders Students to Resume on Feb 3


After 3-month forced holiday, authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State yesterday announced February 3 for the students' resumption for academic activities.

After 3-month forced holiday, authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State yesterday announced February 3 for the students' resumption for academic activities.

The institution was closed down indefinitely on November 3, 2004 following the protracted crisis that engulfed the institution.

During the crisis, a student, Mr. Rasidi Laketu, was killed while several others injured.

THISDAY reliably gathered yesterday that the decision to re-open the university was taken at the meeting of the university's senate last Wednesday at Ile-Ife.

It was learnt that the senate appealed to the lecturers to step down their demands especially the payment of their outstanding allowances pending Federal Government would inaugurate new governing council of the institution.

Apart from this, senate was said to have advised the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rogers Makanjuola, to change his hardline posture towards the running of the institution in order to move the school forward.

Confirming the development to newsmen yesterday, the institution Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Segun Afolabi, stated that the students would resume on February 3 and academic works will start on February 7.

He stated that all the students would pay a sum of N1,000 as reparation fee and would present their identity card before allowing them into their various halls of residence.

Also speaking with newsmen in Osogbo yesterday, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of the institution (ASUU), Dr. Herbert Illoh, who confirmed the new date of resumption, stated that "we have been in the vanguard of re-opening the institution since all this days."

lloh however stated that "ASUU was not against the peace and progress of the institution but the Vice Chancellor should change his style of administration so as to move the institution forward."


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.