AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES INDEFINITELY DUE TO STUDENT PROTESTS

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Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria, has taken the decision to suspend all academic activities indefinitely. This announcement comes in response to ongoing student protests against alleged tuition fee hikes and extortion by university authorities.

The university management, led by Acting Registrar Ambrose E. Odiase, made this decision after an emergency meeting of the University Senate. The protests by the students had disrupted academic activities for several days; prompting concerns about the safety of lives and property in the university community and its surroundings.

The directive from the university management states that all students residing on campus hostels must vacate the Halls of Residence within the next twenty-four hours. As of 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, no students should be present in or around the Halls of Residence.

The student protests began in response to an alleged increase in school fees for returning students. That is in contrast to what the management had revealed; the university had previously stated that there was no tuition fee increase for returning students.

Additionally, the 40th Matriculation Ceremony, initially scheduled for September 5, 2023, has also been indefinitely postponed.

Prior to the suspension of academic activities, the university had disbanded the student union for their involvement in the protests. The management cited violations of the school’s rules and regulations; emphasising that while students have the right to protest, they must follow established procedures.

In response to the protests, a source within the university revealed that the students’ primary grievance was the significant increase in tuition fees, which they found burdensome; given the economic challenges in the country.

Ambrose Alli University’s decision to suspend academic activities indefinitely stems from ongoing student protests against alleged tuition fee hikes and extortion. The university has also disbanded the students’ union for their involvement in the protests, citing violations of university rules and regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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