The management of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) has approved a two-week closure of the school amid a crisis trailing a recent clash between students and the host community. 


TheCable Lifestyle had reported how a 300-level student died during the face-off between the Imaweje community and students of the institution.

His death led to a retaliatory attack on the community, resulting in the burning down of the palace of the Imaweje monarch.

Student associations also threatened to embark on a protest if the people who killed their colleague are not brought to book.


On Tuesday, the varsity’s senate held an emergency meeting to review the situation.

In a statement, Ayotunde Odubela, the institution’s spokesperson, said the two-week closure is to allow proper investigation into the incident.

“Senate approved two weeks break for the closure of the university. The closure is to allow the university to carry out investigations into the immediate and remote causes of the crisis,” the statement reads.


“A committee to be headed by the former Dean, Students Affairs and Dean, College of Vocational and Technology Education, Prof B.J.O.Ayorinde was set up to carry out necessary investigations and advise the Senate on how to avert future occurrences.

“A delegation to be led by Dean, Student Affairs, Prof Oluseyi Adejoye should immediately pay a condolence visit to the parents of the deceased.

“The university appreciates the role played by the police and military in restoring peace and order in the communities

“It calls on students and parents to remain calm while appealing to the host communities to allow a continuous harmonious relationship that had hitherto existed with the university and its hosts to continue.


“The situation has since returned to normalcy.”

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