Management shuts AAUA down as students kick against ‘No fees, no exam policy’

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The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko in Ondo State, has been shut down following a violent protest by the students against the ‘No school fees, No examination’ policy by the management of the institution.

The Registrar of the institution, Olugbenga Arujulu, announced the closure on Monday night.

In the statement, Arujulu urged the students to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.

The aggrieved students had reportedly barricaded the Owo-Ikare Expressway in protest against the decision by the authorities not to allow those who had yet to pay the school fees to write examination.

There was traffic gridlock for several hours during the protest as business and economic activities were paralysed in Akungba.

Majority of the students, who had yet to pay the new tuition fees, had called for its reduction as the examination approached.

The students of the university were said to have boycotted the examination hall as the first semester examination was set to commence on Monday.

The Students Union President of the institution, Kolade Ogunsanmi, said the protest was against the no school fees, no examination policy of the university.