The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma in Edo has indefinitely suspended academic activities after students took to the streets of its campus in protest.
Otunba Mike Aladenika, the institution’s corporate affairs head, confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday.
Aladenika said the suspension follows a directive conveyed by Ambrose Odiase, the school’s acting registrar.
“It became necessary following an emergency meeting of the university’s senate in Ekpoma on Monday to appraise the continued protest by students running into days,” he said.
“To guarantee the safety of lives and property in the university community and its environs, senate was left with no other choice than to direct an immediate suspension of academic activities.
“To this effect, all students residing in the hostels on campus are to vacate the halls of residence within the next 24 hours.
“This is an indication that no student should be seen in or around the halls of residence of the University by 3:00 pm on Tuesday.”
The suspension of academic activities at AUU is coming after students of the university took to the streets to protest against an alleged increase in school fees for returning students.
The protests, which are said to be on its third day, have disrupted academic activities on the AUU campus.
NAN reports that the protest also led to the dissolution of the student union government.
This is just as the state-owned university denied increasing the tuition fees of returning students.
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