The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, has ordered the indefinite closure of the institution as students protest against the institution’s policy of “no tuition payment, no examination.”
A statement signed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Gbenga Ige, urged the students to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.
The students had protested on Monday protested against the school policy.
Many of them are yet to pay their school fees and do their registration.
The management of the school, it was gathered insisted that no student would be allowed to write the examination without paying the fees.
As a result of the protest, the first semester examination which was supposed to hold on Monday was put on hold as no student was able to go to the examination hall to write their papers.
Angry students who were chanting various solidarity songs went to the front of the main gate of the university, barricading the Owo-Ikare Expressway causing traffic logjam for several hours.
The business and economic activities around the university area were paralysed during the demonstration.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had on assumption of office in 2017 done an upward review of the tuition fees of the institution, a development which attracted several protests from the body of students and parents as well.
He had argued that what the students were paying could not enable the provision of quality education to the students.