OAU reopens, directs students to continue exams

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The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has reopened the institution 28 days after closure over violent protests by students. It was reported that the students on October 1st protested the death of a final year student of the Department of Foreign Languages, Aishat Adesina after they alleged that the school medical centre mismanaged her health condition.The students were sitting for examinations before they embarked on protests, forcing a disruption of the exercise.

A release by the public relations officer of the institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the decision to reopen the University was taken at an emergency meeting of the Senate, on Friday, 29th October, 2021.According to him: “The students would come to the residence on Friday, 5th November 2021 and continue with their examinations on Saturday, 6th of November, 2021 in tandem with what was previously on the ground.“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.”

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