AAU – The management of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma has announced its intention to convene a Senate meeting to discuss the resumption of academic activities.
The institution had been closed for two weeks due to student protests.
Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Asomwan Adagbonyin, clarified the reasons behind the closure during a press briefing at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ secretariat in Benin City.
He refuted claims of a tuition fee hike affecting returning students, stating that only fresh students experienced an increase.
AAU senate to discuss resumption after recent closure
Adagbonyin emphasized the university’s commitment to reopening once the Senate reached a decision. He explained that the closure was a response to violent student protests, which included attacks on fellow students and faculty members.
The protests also disrupted a commendation service for a late professor.
The Vice-Chancellor decried the politicization of the protests and urged those involved to pursue peace. He called for accurate information from the university’s website to counteract misinformation.
Adagbonyin addressed concerns about the accreditation of mechanical and electrical engineering degrees, asserting that the university had paid the required fees for re-accreditation to the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.