The Federal University of Oye Ekiti in Ekiti State has been closed as students protested school fees payment before writing examinations.
A statement by the Acting Registrar of the institution Oyeyimika Koyejo-Fasakin, said the move was to prevent breakdown of law and order
She said, “The University Management has noticed with concern the evolving issues which surround the students’ protest as regards the ongoing semester examinations.
“The management has responded by acceding to most of the demands which have spawned the protests.
“And as a mark of further goodwill, the Vice-Chancellor was billed to hold a meeting with the students’ representatives at 13:00 hours on Tuesday, 15th May 2018.
“Prior to all these, management had granted a 3-day lecture free period to allow students organise with their parents and guardians as regards their fees.
“But despite all these measures of goodwill, some of the students have still decided to turn the University into a theatre for disco music and other non-academic activities which have the potential to cause a breakdown of law and order.
“It is against this background that the university has been shut down until normalcy is restored to campus.
“Please be informed that the University Management is not insensitive to the plight of students who are yet to fully pay their fees and only dialogue can resolve a matter such as this.
“Lastly, we apologise to all our law-abiding students who are having to contend with the brunt of this episode. The resumption of normal academic activities will be communicated in due course.”