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Ambrose Alli University shuts down academic activities



Ambrose Alli University, located in Ekpoma, Edo State, has officially announced the immediate and indefinite suspension of all academic activities. This announcement was made through a statement issued by Otunba Mike Aladenika, who serves as the Head of Corporate Affairs at the university. Aladenika noted that this decision was conveyed in a memorandum signed by Mr. Ambrose Odiase, who is currently serving as the Acting Registrar of the institution.

This decision comes in response to ongoing protests by the university’s students. They have been demonstrating for approximately three days, primarily protesting against what they perceive as unfair tuition fee increases for returning students. These protests have led to a significant disruption of academic operations.

As a result of these protests, the university’s administration disbanded the Students Union Government, despite repeated denials by the school authorities regarding any tuition fee hikes for returning students.

Why the suspension of academic activities

According to him,

  • The suspension of academic activities became necessary following an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate in Ekpoma on Monday to appraise the continued protest by students running into days.
  • “To prevent a total breakdown of law and order as well as the need to guarantee the safety of lives and property in the university community and its environs, Senate was left with no other choice than to direct an immediate suspension of academic activities.
  • “To this effect, all students residing in the hostels on campus are to vacate the halls of residence within the next 24 hours.
  • “This is an indication that no student should be seen in or around the halls of residence of the University by 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday”.

In addition, Aladenika confirmed that the 40th Matriculation Ceremony, initially planned for Tuesday, has been postponed indefinitely.