Weeks after the closure of Obafemi Awolowo University as a result of students protest following the death of a final year student of foreign languages, Aishat, the Management of the institution has announced the reopening of the citadel of learning.
The management in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that “the decision to reopen the university was taken at an emergency meeting of the senate, held on Friday, October 29, 2021.”
The statement further stated that “the students would come to the residence on Friday, November 5, 2021, and continue with their examinations on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in tandem with what was previously on the ground.
“Parents and guardians are hereby advised to inform their children and wards, particularly those who have already finished their examinations to stay at home so that none of them would use the excuse of the reopening of the University to do something untoward.”
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, then enjoined the students to be law-abiding and not to engage in anything that could further elongate the session.