After 36 Days On Strike OAU Re- Opens, Fresh Students To Resume August 3


The Senate of the Obafemi
Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife,
yesterday announced the re-
opening of the university barely
36 days after it was shut
following the crises that rocked
the institution.

The authority also approved August
3, 2016 for the resumption of
continuation of screening exercise
for the new students while old
students will come into residence
on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

A release by the Public Relations
Officer of the University, Abiodun
Olarewaju, stated that the Senate
gave the go-ahead to reopen the
institution during a special meeting
it held to consider a proposed
amendment to this session’s
academic calendar.

…Alumni laud FG on resolution
of crisis

Meanwhile, the national leadership
of the university’s Alumni
Association has lauded the Federal
Government for the quick
resolution of the crisis that greeted
the appointment of a new Vice
Chancellor for the university.

Addressing newsmen shortly after
the NEC meeting of the association,
National President of the
association, Mr. Segun Oke said
government’s intervention came at
the appropriate time and restored
sanity to the university through the
appointment of Acting Vice
Chancellor, in the person of
Professor Anthony Elujoba.

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