This is a set back for academic calendar of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, as the school was shut
down indefinitely on Monday 13th of November 2016. The shut down is over a violent protest by students of the institution for increment in their school fee for 2016/2017 academic session.
The Real Cause Of AAU Shut Down
There is no any other reason for the shutting down of AAU other than the hike in school fee. There was rumour that the management of Ambrose Alli University allegedly increased its tuition fee. This decision does not go well with the students and went on protest.
It was as a result of this protest that the management of AAU shut down the school indefinitely for now. A
press statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer,
Edward Aihevbe, said the decision to close the institution indefinitely
was reached after the University’ Senate reviewed the students’ protest.
Edward said the university’s Senate viewed the protest was uncalled
for and unnecessary as the students barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi
highway. He clarified the following:
- He denied social media report that two students were shot by security agents.
- He said the students were given until 4pm to vacate the institution.
words: “No student was shot. They barricaded the highway and soldiers
escorting an army vehicle that was passing the road had to shoot into
the air to scare the students away.
As for now, all students are expected to vacate the school premises until further notice.
We will update you as soon as there is any update on this.