Monday, June 17, 2024

TASUED shuts down school over students, community clash

The management of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State has shut down university for two weeks, following the bloody clash between the host community, Imaweje and students living in the community.

The clash had led to the death of one of the students while four houses including that of the community leader and a bakery were set ablaze.

Rising from the emergency Senate meeting held on Tuesday, the management made some resolutions.

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The Public Relations Officer of the school, Ayotunde Odubela, in a statement, said a committee had been set up to investigate both remote and immediate causes of the violence.

The statement read partly, “Senate approved two weeks break for the closure of the university.

He said the closure of the university is to allow the management carry out investigations into the immediate and remote causes of the crisis.

He said a delegation to be led by Dean, Student Affairs, Oluseyi Adejoye should immediately pay a condolence visit to the parents of the deceased students.

He called on students and parents to remain calm while appealing to the host Communities to allow a continuous harmonious relationship that had hitherto existed with the university and its hosts to continue.

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