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VC laments varsity’s closure over relocation

By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO-EKITI—The Vice Chancellor of the University of  Education, Ikere Ekiti, TUNEDIK, Professor  Samuel Oye Bandele has lamented that the students of the institution have lost one academic session to the closure of the university over the relocation saga.

Speaking with newsmen yesterday, the Vice Chancellor noted that the students were forced to go home when the campus became unsafe for them over the relocation of the university from Ikere to Ifaki in February this year.

The VC said the management of the university took the painful but reasonable decision at that time to prevent the loss of lives and property.

Bandele regretted that if the university were allowed to stay at Ikere Ekiti the whole community would have witnessed a rapid development’’ since we had a plan to make the university a world class in the whole of Africa.’’

The VC revealed that all first 500 students registered by the school authorities before the crisis that rocked the university erupted had been  moved to Ifaki ‘so as to ensure the security of lives and property of the staff and students.’’

The group also congratulated Mr. Benson Enikuemehin on his confirmation as a member of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by the Senate.


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