Ondo Government University, AAUA. Shut Following Unease Over 450% Fees Hike

Ondo Government University, AAUA. Shut Following Unease Over 450% Fees Hike

bitumen APC Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

The hope of students from the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, AAUA, in Ondo State of resuming from their mid-semester break next week has been dashed.

This follows the postponement of their resumption announced by the university management on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The institution was shut in April following protest by students against ‘No School Fees,No Test’ policy introduced by the management.

The senate of the university subsequently ordered the students to proceed on a three-week mid-semester break and fixed May 20,2019 for resumption.

However, in what looks like a university in a confused state issued two different memos as obtained by journalists on resumption within hours on Wednesday.

The first memo issued had the management fixed resumption date for June 3, 2019.

But in a latest memo signed by the acting registrar, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, which he said supersedes the earlier one disclosed that a new resumption date would be announced at a later date.

“This is to inform all students and the entire University Community that the Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Professor Igbekele Amos Ajibefun has on behalf of the Senate of the University, directed that resumption be postponed.

“A new date for resumption will be announced later.

“Once again, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, I wish all students a happy mid-semester break.

“This circular supersedes the earlier one circulated, please,” the registrar said.

The Ondo State government through the governing council had in 2018 increased the school fees in the university from the average N33,000 to N150,000.

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