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OAU Closed Down Students Asked To Vacate The Premises

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has been shut down and the management of the school has demanded that students vacate the university premises as was resolved after an emergency senate meeting was held on Sunday.
Sources disclosed that the closure, termed ‘mid-semester break’ was due to the incessant spate of protests embarked upon by workers under the aegis of Non Academic Staff Union, OAU chapter. The NASU workers had began with a warning strike on July 1, alleged that they have not been paid their hazard allowances for about 64 months.
However, the University Public Relations Officer, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, expressed that the university was going on a‘mid semester break’ and had not been shut down.Compare Prices Of Samsung, LG and Sony Phones, Electronics & Appliances He said, “At the emergency meeting of today, the senate has approved that the management give the students a mid-semester break, not closure. The students should enjoy their Sallah celebration.”
When asked if the closure had anything to do with the strike, the PRO said, “I don’t think so. The management wants the students to be well prepared for their academics. The students are supposed to proceed on the break tomorrow (Monday).”
Meanwhile, Chairman of the NASU, OAU Chapter, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, had revealed that they would embark on total strike on Monday.