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Another Ondo Varsity Shut Down To Forstall Students' Protest, 'After Closing Down AAUA'


Barely two days after the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) was shut down, the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa has also been 'closed down'.

The state-owned institution, Ondo State University of Science and Technology was shut down on Friday an internal memo obtained by Sahara Reporters in Akure confirms this.

Felix Akinnusi, the Registrar of the OSUSTECT signed the memo and noted that the resumption date for the students have been shifted till further notice. 

Mr. Akinnusi said the decision to postpone the resumption was reached at the 31st regular meeting of the institution's Senate. 

"This is to inform all students and the entire University Community that Senate at its 31st regular meeting directed that the resumption of students from the mid-semester break earlier fixed for Monday 20th May, 2019 be further postponed.

"A new resumption date will be announced later.

" On behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Senate and management of the university, I wish all students a happy mid-semester break," the memo read.

Last month, the school had directed the students to immediately vacate the campus for a mid-semester break following the students demonstration which distrupted academic and economic activities in the community.

Our correspodent had reported how students of the institution went beserke and protested  the hike in their tuition.

It was learned that the students who were supposed to resume to campus on May 20, 2019, had been attacking the management mostly on social media with a threat to protest if the school fee was not reduced.

However, sources claimed that the "threat" forced the management to extend the mid-semester break for the students at an 'expanded' meeting of its Senate.