The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has been shut down indefinitely following protest by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (SSANU).
Latest report reaching us has it that The Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) has been shut down indefinitely following protest from Non Academic Staff of Universities (NASU) and SSANU over appointment of the institution’s new vice chancellor, Prof. Ayobami Salami.
The workers without giving heed to the ‘no work’, ‘no pay’ threat by the university’s authorities, went ahead to intensify their protest over what they call imposition of a Vice Chancellor on them as well as non-payment of their allowances.
According to them, the new Vice Chancellor’s appointment was illegal and they will ensure he does not resume office by Thursday 30th of June 2016.
Sequel to this development, the university’s authorities decided to close down the institution until further notice.
According to the Registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, the closure was to ensure the safety of students and staff.
In an announcement, the Registrar said, “We have shut down the university indefinitely pending the time that we will resolve issues with our workers – NASU and SSANU. We have asked our newly students to go home and postponed the resumption of old students indefinitely.”
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