Another Closure: AAUA Shut Indefinitely After Students Protests

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The Authorities of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA), Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria, has announced the immediate closure of the institution.

According to a released signed by the Acting Registrar, Sunday Ayeerun, “students are to leave the campus and halls of residence immediately.”

This comes after students of the state-owned institution trooped the town protesting the death of one of their colleagues.

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The deceased identified as Ojo Afolabi Daniel was a 200level student in the Department of Economic Education of the institution , who also operates a commercial motorcycle, the proceeds from which he use to sponsor himself in school.

A source said the deceased was knocked down by a high speed vehicle while riding on his motorcycle on the Owo-Ikare Expressway on Friday night.

Daniel was said to have died in the school ambulance on the way to the Federal Medical Centre,, Owo where he was being rushed to .

The students were said to have embarked on the protest due to what they called the failure of the university authority to provide adequate facilities in the school ambulance.

The statement reads:

The Authorities of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA), Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria, has announced the immediate closure of the institution.

This followed the destruction of properties within and outside the University premises by some students over the death of a student who was involved in an accident involving a commercial motorcycle outside the University Campus on Friday 8, April, 2016.

The ongoing examinations is also immediately suspended while all students are to leave the

campus and halls of residence immediately. Students would be informed when to resume for the completion of their on-going examination at a later date. The management has also set up a panel to look into the protest so as to guide against such occurrence in future.

Parents and guardians are hereby informed of this development.

Thesheet,ng recalls that few days ago, the University of Lagos (Unilag) was shut indefinitely and the students told to vacate the school premises following a student protest over poor electricity supply and fuel scarcity.

SEE ALSO: Unilag Students Forced To Jump Gates To Vacate Premises After Indefinite Shutdown [PHOTOS]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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