The Senate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, has issued a directive for the immediate resumption of full academic activities at the university. This decision was reached during an emergency meeting held on Friday, which reviewed the previous suspension of academic activities due to protests by students regarding a purported increase in tuition fees. The initial suspension was implemented as a precautionary measure to prevent potential unrest.
An official statement from the university’s acting Registrar, Ambrose E. Odiase, urged the returning students to adhere to the law and maintain order on campus. Additionally, the statement mentioned that the Senate had approved a revised academic calendar for the 2022/2023 academic session.
According to the new directive, students are expected to return to their halls of residence on Sunday, October 1, 2023, with lectures scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. This decision comes after several days of protests by students over alleged increases in school fees.
Previously, on September 5, 2023, the university’s management had announced the indefinite suspension of all academic activities in response to the ongoing protests.