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OAU announces indefinite closure over school fees

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, has shut the university indefinitely following sustained protest of students over increment in school fees.

The university management announced the closure of the school on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife.

The management stated that the closure was due to persistent disruption of normal activities and peace on campus as a result of violent demonstrations by students.

The protest was organised by the Student Union Executives under the leadership of Isaac Ibikunle, the Students Union President.

“The university authorities have decided to close down the university indefinitely in order to safeguard life and property on campus.”

“Consequently, all students are directed to vacate their halls of residence and university premises immediately not later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday 19 June.

“Parents are hereby enjoined to ensure that their children/wards comply with this directive immediately,” a statement from the university said.

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