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The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has closed down the School on Friday in compliance with the Federal Government to shut down tertiary institutions nationwide.

The school announced the closure after the announcement by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on Thursday that all Federal Universities be shut down in order to control the spread of the virus.

The closure was announced in a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju. The statement announced an indefinite closure of the school, and urged students to go on break immediately. It also revealed that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has suspended all conferences, seminars or workshops scheduled to hold in the university.

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“In view of this, parents and guardians of our students are advised to ensure that their children and wards comply fully with the order.
“The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has suspends of all local, national and international conferences, seminars or workshops, scheduled to hold in the University, until further notice. We implore the organisers of such programmes to bear with the University management and join hands with it to have a healthy and safe environment,” the statement read.

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