AAU Closes Down Temporary as Students Protest School Fees Hike

Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, was Monday shut down indefinitely over a violent protest by students of the institution.

The students were protesting alleged 200 percent increase in the tuition fees of the institution.
A press statement  signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, said the decision to close the institution indefinitely was reached after the University’ Senate reviewed the students’ protest.
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Edward said the university’s Senate viewed the protest was uncalled for and unnecessary as the students barricaded the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway.

He denied social media report that two students were shot by security agents.
He said the students were given until4pm to vacate the institution.
His words: “No student was shot. They barricaded the highway and soldiers escorting an army vehicle that was passing the road had to shoot into the air to scare the students away.

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