Olabisi Onabanjo University Re-Open 29th Sept. 2014
Senate of Olabisi Onabanjo Universit at its 327th Emergency meeting of 26th September, 2014 resolved that lectures should resume in all the campuses of the University from 29th September, 2014.
All students are however to ensure that they are fully registered by paying either 60% or 100 percent of their fees for 2013/14 session by at least one week before the commencement of the Harmattan semester to be qualified to write the examinations for the 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 percent annually.
However, in response to recent students’ demand for a downward review by 40 percent of the current fees, the State Government reduced the fees by about 40 percent and, in some cases, down to 60 percent 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 behaviour 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 the university website for details of fees payment guidelines for the session.