Friday, 13 May 2016

AAUA To Be Re-Opened Next Monday After Been Shut Down Over Protest

The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State will re-open next Monday after it was shut two weeks ago over a protest that followed the death of a student by a motorcyclist.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun, who disclosed this said management was committed to positioning the university amongthe best globally. He vowed that criminal elements masquerading as students would not be awarded the university’s certificate.

Besides, the Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, said the Police Command in the state would continue to work hand-in-hand with the university to ensure safety of lives and property.Ibifuro-Harrison spoke when she visited the university with her team.

Ajibefun appreciated the Police for its promptness, professional advice and guidance in quelling the protest. He said: “We are aware of what happened in other towns and places where some students lost their lives while protesting, but with your experience and counsel, such was avoided here.

“We assure you that the university will continue to collaborate with the police to ensure that peace reigns.

“We’ve been able to forge partnership with other universities across the globe to ensure we take AAUA to higher levels and ensure we make our students globally competitive. We will continue to do that, but the university will not allow criminals to take our certificate so that the name of the university is not tarnished.

“Very soon, our students will be called back because we don’t want the innocent among them to suffer unnecessarily. The Senate met and decided that they will be called back by May 16.”

Mrs Ibifuro-Harisson assured returning students of adequate security, but counselled them to be law-abiding. She said: “Returning students must learn to belaw-abiding. They should come back to face their academic work, while we will make all efforts to flush out those who are not studentsamong them but who want to infiltrate the ranks of the good students.

- The Nation

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