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Ondo varsity shutdown indefinitely as students protest ‘No school fees, No examination’ policy

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Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State has been shut down indefinitely following the violent protest that rocked that institution over ‘No school fees, No examination’ policy introduced by the institution’s management.

According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Gbenga Ige in a statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Mr Olugbenga Arujulu, the students were ordered to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.

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The students had on Monday, staged a protest against the management of the institution over the ‘No school fees, No examination’ policy introduced into the school’s system.

The students who converged on the campus of the institution in their numbers, disclosed that many of them were yet to pay their school fees and as well do their online registration.

With the management of the school said to be hell-bent that no student would be allowed to write the examination without paying the fees, the first semester examination which was supposed to hold on Monday was put on hold as no student was able to go to the examination hall to write their papers as a result of the protest.

Angered by the development, some of the students also mobilized to the main gate of the university where they barricaded the Owo-Ikare highway, thereby causing a traffic logjam for several hours.

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The socio-economic activities around the institution were paralysed as the students chanted various solidarity songs during the demonstration.

The President of the Students’ Union Government of the institution, Kolade Ogunsanmi confirmed the development.

Ondo varsity shutdown indefinitely as students protest ‘No school fees, No examination’ policy

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