Olabisi Onabanjo University reopens today

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The Governing Council of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, has ordered the immediate reopening of the university.

According to a statement signed on Sunday by the Head, Corporate Affairs Division of the university, Mr Niyi Oduwole, lectures are to begin today to continue the suspended 2013/2014 academic session.

Nigerian Tribune recalls that the Ogun State government on Saturday, August 23, shut down the state-owned university following continued protests by students over tuition fees.

The reopening, according to the statement, followed an agreement between the university’s management and the students’ union. The student union was said to have accepted the new fees and the commencement date of 2014/2015 session.

All returning students are expected to sign an undertaking to be of good behaviour.

while an investigating panel shall be set up to look at the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances.

and suggest ways of preventing such in the future.

“It may also recommend appropriate sanctions for anyone that might have violated his matriculation oath,” it stated.

All returning students have been advised to check the university’s website for details of fees payment guidelines for the session.

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