OAU reopens after five weeks closure

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

OAU compound

The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria has re-opened the institution after 36 days closure.

The school also directed the screening exercise for new students to commence on Wednesday, August 3, while the old students resume on Sunday, August 7.

A statement by the OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju says the Senate gave the approval for the reopening of the institution during a special meeting to consider a proposed amendment to the academic calendar.

While unveiling his plans to transform the first generation university, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Elujoba pledged to ”fearlessly attempt all the changes that would glorify the ‘life’ of the institution in fairness, truth and justice.”

“I will seek and gather the main lessons derivable from the unfortunate episode that brought the university to where it had found itself and make recommendations to prevent similar occurrences in the future,” Elujoba said.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor who chaired the inaugural meeting after his appointment on Thursday, expressed appreciation to members of the Senate for the confidence reposed in him to lead the institution at this critical time and challenging period.