The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife have asked students of the institution to resume next Wednesday 3rd August 2016.
The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Biodun Olarewaju, confirmed this in a press statement on Thursday.
The announcement came two months after activities on OAU campus were halted by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities OAU Chapter.According to the statement, new students are expected to resume next Wednesday and next Sunday was approved for the stalites resumption.
The statement read in part, “The Senate of the OAU has approved Wednesday, August 3, for the resumption of continuation of screening exercise for the new Students while the Stalites will come into residence on Sunday, August 7.
“The Senate gave the go-ahead to reopen the Institution during a special meeting it held to consider a proposed amendment to this session’s academic calendar.”
The statement added that the Acting Vice – Chancellor of OAU, Professor Anthony Elujoba, chaired the meeting for the first time after his appointment last Thursday.
Elujoba assured that his administration would ensure that proper measures were put in place to prevent similar closure.
The statement added, “While assuring that he would fearlessly attempt all the changes that will glorify the ‘life’ of the Institution in fearness, truth and justice. The acting VC discloses that he has plans to seek, and to gather the main lessons derivable from the unfortunate episode that brought the University to where it is today and make recommendations to prevent similar occurrences in the future.”