OOU Re-Opens, Continues 2013/2014

Olabisi Onabanjo Universit, OOU re-opened to continue suspended 2013/2014 academic session.

OOU re-opens

The Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye has ordered the immediate reopening of the University. Lectures are to start on Monday, September, 29th 2014 to continue the suspended 2013/2014 academic session.

The University was closed by the management to for stall breakdown of public peace as a result of students’ negative reaction to the announcements by the state Government reducing the university fees.

It would be recalled that in 2008, the students Union Government signed an agreement with the then State Government to increase fees by 20% annually. However, in response to recent students’ demand for a downward review by 40% of the current fees, the State Government reduced the fees by about 40% and, in some cases, down to 60% , as well as abolished the dichotomy between indigenes and non-indigenes. This new arrangement was to start in the 2014/2015 session since there was no budgetary provision for the short fall in the current year’s financial appropriation. However, students demanded lower fees and its immediate implementation.

This reopening follows an agreement between the University Management and the Student Union Government accepting the new fees and the commencement date of 2014/2015 session. All returning students are expected to sign an undertaking to be of good behavior 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.

All returning students are to check ( OOU School Fees Schedule for 2014/2015 and 2013/2014 ) for details of fees payment guidelines for the session.

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