OAU Re-opens On Monday After Two Month Closure

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, southwest Nigeria has announced the re-opening of the institution for students after about two months closure. 

The students are expected on campus on Sunday, August 24, 2014 while academic activities are to commence the following day, Monday, August 25.

A statement issued by the university Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju said that the university will be re-opened for the students on Sunday 24th August 2014 for the continuation of the 2013/2014 Harmattan Semester.

According to the statement, the decision for the re-opening of the university was taken on Friday 15th August 2014 by the senate of the university.

It reads: “following the closure of the University on Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, the Senate of the University again reconvened on Friday, 15th August, 2014, to announce the re-opening of the University.

“The Institution will now be officially reopened on Sunday, 24th August, 2014, as students come into residence for the continuation of the 2013/2014 Harmattan semester while lectures continue on Monday, 25th August, 2014.”

The statement therefore enjoined the students to face their studies squarely and conduct themselves in manners that will not be capable of truncating the re-adjusted academic calendar, wishing them a safe trip back to their beautiful campus.

Recall that the university was shut down and students forced to vacate their hostels by the management owing to protests by the students over the hike in their school fees.

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