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Unrest Trails Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba

Unrest trails the Ondo State Government owned Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA) from the shutting down of the institution to the expelling and suspending of students for violence and examination malpractice, there is also a case of cultism. What is next?

In the last one month, all has not been well with the institution following a disagreement among the university management, students and the Akungba community, which hosts the institution. Named after the former governor of the state, Chief Adekunle Ajasin, the institution has been enmeshed in avoidable crisis in the last one month. Within the space of one month the institution had witnessed an upheaval that led to its closure.

Outcome of the Unpleasing Acts in AAUA

With the strike that closed closed the Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA),The students on April 9, went on rampage when a 200 level student of the department of Economic Education in the institution, Ojo Afolabi Daniel died during an accident involving two commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada.
As if that was enough, the university authority has released names of students in various levels that were expelled and suspended indefinitely for alleged cult activities, exam malpractices and alleged destruction of the institution’s properties during a violent protest.
In all, 23 students who are in their third year, were suspended indefinitely for their involvement in cult activities and destruction of the university properties while six others were expelled for examination misconduct and impersonation.

The student union leaders have dissociated the students from the rampage which destroyed the institution’s properties and that of individuals in their host community. They fingered miscreants, who hijacked the students’ peaceful protest to wreck havoc in the community. Over 40 persons including students were arrested and detained by police after the bloody protest. Vanguard gathered that what infuriated the students, leading to the eventual violent protest was the cause of death of their colleague, who was conveyed in the university ambulance to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for medical attention.

The outcome for the violent protest,as the students are poised to reject the imposition of N25,000 damages levy/ reparation fees on each of the over 15,000 students of the institution for the violent outcome of the protest on the 9th of April.

Speaking with Vanguard Newspaper,The Management has decided to reduce the N25, 000 reparation fee earlier charged in respect of the April 9 students’ violent protest to N15, 000.” He asked the students present evidence of payment and a copy of sworn Affidavit to be of good behaviour at the Faculty Office to obtain Clearance Certificate from Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20, 2016.

The Student Union President in the institution, also told the vanguard newspaper that the Adegbola Oluyemi said the money was on the high side and pleaded with the school management to review it downwards to between N5,000 and N10,000 per student.

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