The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, announced the closure of the university until further notice, following the directives of the Federal Government to shut tertiary institutions across the country.
The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu had on Thursday announced that all Federal Universities be shut down in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
A statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that all students of the University have been directed to go on break, and those in the University’s halls of residence have been asked to vacate their hostels and go home.
However, the statement added that students are expected to vacate their hostels and the campus from Monday, 23rd March, 2020, latest by 5:00pm.
In view of this, parents and guardians of the students are advised to ensure that their children and wards comply fully with the order.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, suspends all local, national and international conferences, seminars or workshops, scheduled to hold in the University, until further notice.
The University management implores with the organised of such programmes to bear with the institution and help to have a healthy and safe environment.