The management of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN) Osogbo, has shut down the institution over what it described as lawlessness and endangering of students lives by some staff unions in the school.
In a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr Gafar Adebayo Shittu on behalf of the management of UNIOSUN,the Governing Council of UNIOSUN approved the closure of the University with immediate effect to avert dangers. He said the closure of the university became necessary because of what he described as notorious activities of some non-teaching staff members under the guise of unionism.
“Management wishes to sincerely apologize to parents, guardians and students for any inconveniences that this closure may cause.” the statement reads. The Registrar said efforts geared towards addressing the prevalent lawlessness have been put in place.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union of UNIOSUN, Mr Comrade Isaiah Fayemi expressed shock over the closure of the institution by the management. According to him, the unions are only protesting because the management wants to sack some union leaders for exposing the atrocities of the Vice Chancellor.