Lectures Commence, As OOU Reopens

Academic activities resumed Monday at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU following a directive from the Governing Council of the institution ordered that the school should be reopened.

It would be recalled that the State Government had on Monday 18 August, 2014 ordered the closure of the institution following protest embarked on by the students of the school after the government announced the reduction of all the tertiary institutions fees in the State.

Our correspondent gathered that the students are in high spirits as they stormed the school in ready for academic activities.

Some of the students who spoke with our correspondent said that they are grateful to the State Government for reopening the institution.

"We are happy to be back on campus, it is not easy. We have already behind before the closure, now we have lost almost four weeks again. You need to understand the kind of pressure that will now be on us, but, we just have to be grateful to the government for its consideration over us. We are set for work now as lectures have already commenced. We have received three lectures today ", the students said.

Also speaking on the reopening of the institution, Students’ Union Government, SUG President, Comrade Olusegun Ifade, a.k.a. Socialist confirmed the reopening.

The students union leader stated that they have reached some agreement with the State Government which made the issue to be resolved amicably.

Ifade expressed gratitude to the government and all the stakeholders, who had played one or another role in ensuring that their school was reopened.

According to him, "Yes, we are back in school and everybody is happy to be back .Lectures has commenced and work had begun. On our matter with the government, the government has agreed that the payment of the new fees will be by next academic session while the fees for this session has to be paid twice on by installment", Ifade explained.

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