Edo varsity suspends academic activities indefinitely

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The management of Edo state government-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, in Edo Central Senatorial District, has indefinitely suspended all academic activities in the higher institution, with immediate effect.

AAU in a press statement issued on Tuesday, September 5, by its Acting Registrar, Ambrose Odiase, stated that the suspension became necessary in view of an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate to appraise the continued protest by the students.

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Management of AAU said: “In order to prevent a total breakdown of law and order, as well as the need to guarantee the safety of lives and property in the university community and its environs, Senate was left with no other choice, but to direct an immediate suspension of academic activities.

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“All students residing in the hostels on campus are to vacate the halls of residence without fail, within the next 24 hours.”

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It would be recalled that students of AAU have been protesting the increase in school fees of returning students for three days, which disrupted academic activities, and scheduled commendation service in honour of a late Professor of Economics, Moses Isunu Aliemen, which led to the dissolution of the students’ union executive.

 

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