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UNIMED Shut Over Hike in Tuition

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By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

The management of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (UNIMED) in Ondo State, on Tuesday shut the institution over fear of possible protest and destruction of property by students

This followed the decision of management to hike tuition and directive to all returning students to vacate the school and postponement of academic sessions.

Our reporter, however, gathered that the school took the urgent decision to stop a planned protest by the students of the university against the increase in school fees by the state government.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had also criticised the state government, accusing Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of killing the education sector in the state.

A circular addressed to staff and students of the institution, and signed by Ezekiel Adeniran for the school’s registrar said: “This is to inform all staff and students of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo that the university management on behalf of the Senate has approved that the resumption date for the 2021/2022 academic session for all returning students of the university is postponed indefinitely.

“Therefore by this circular, all returning students are directed to vacate university campus and their respective Halls of residence within the next 48 hours (I.e Thursday 11th November 2021).

“Please note that the university management will not hesitate to invoke necessary sections on any students who defy this directive. A new date will be communicated as appropriate.”

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