OAU announces resumption date after students' protest


Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, gate.

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has fixed a date for the school to be reopened.

The school’s management announced that students will be allowed back on campus starting from Friday, November 5th, 2021.

The school was closed by the school Management in the aftermath of the student’s protest earlier in October.

The announcement of the institution’s reopening was contained in a statement made available by the school Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju.

The statement disclosed that the OAU management decided to reopen the university at an emergency meeting of the Senate which held Friday.

It stated that the students would be allowed back to their halls of residence on Friday, November 5, 2021, while their examinations would continue on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

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According to the statement, “Parents and guardians are hereby advised to inform their children and wards, particularly those who have already finished their examinations to stay at home so that none of them would use the excuse of the reopening of the University to do something untoward.

“Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, then charged the students to be law-abiding and not to engage in anything that could further elongate the session.”

The statement also said the resumption of the student examinations was in tandem with what was previously on ground.

The OAU management closed down the school following students’ protest after the death of Adesina Aishat, a final year student of the Foreign Language Department.

The institution was closed on October 2, 2021, during the student examinations amidst protesting the death of their colleague.

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