School Management Closes down AAUA over Students Protest
The School Management closes down AAUA over students protest. Reports have it that the students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State wallows in protestations over the harsh resolution of the school management.
The protestation started off on Wednesday (last week). It was due to the ‘No School Fee, No Test’ order made by the management. It intensifies when the 100 and 200 level tests commence on Wednesday. The protesting students prevent the tests from holding. Hence, they chase off every students writing the test from their respective classrooms.
Additional issues that caused the protest was that University issued a circular on March 2019. The circular was in respect of late registration. The contents of the circular was that students who refuses to do the necessary registration on time must pay additional N10,000.
Add to the above, the management prevent defaulting students from writing their first semester tests and examinations. This decision, reports supposed, stirred the students to protestations.
Eye Witness’ account
Evidently,one Emmanuel Ojuko who identified himself as the student of the institution asked: “How can you expect a student that is yet to pay the main school fee to pay additional N10, 000 as fine for late registration?”
Prior to this, AAUA students were immersed in some sort of fee hike last year due to the increment of school fees from N35, 000 to N200,00. But there was a reduction in the fees after consistent students protest.
In response to the protest, the management of the University order the students to vacate the campus. Hence, the management urges the students to proceed on a Mid Semester break. During the protest, some students injured themselves. Hence, it justifies the decision of the management. The decision which was made to curb any form of law breaking actions within the school community.
According to the Registrar of the School(Dr. Sunday Ayeerun), the management advises the students to resume to school on May 20, 2019.