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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has ordered the closure of the University, following the National Universities Commission (NUC) directive; This was announced in a statement released by the Registrar of the University, M. I. Omosule (Mrs.), stating that the university will be closed for a period of three weeks (February 22nd – March 14th) to allow students and staff members participate in the upcoming general elections. The decision was taken following a directive from the NUC and a meeting of the University Senate held on 15th February 2023 . Below is the Special release :
Our Ref.: RO 2/Vol.VII/292
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
MINISTERIAL DIRECTIVE ON THE CLOSURE OF ALL UNIVERSITIES AND INTER
UNIVERSITY CENTRES DURING THE UPCOMING 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Following the directive from the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Senate of the University at its special meeting held on Wednesday, 15th February 2023 has directed that the University be shut down from Wednesday, 22nd February to Tuesday, 14th March 2023. This is to enable staff and students to participate in the forthcoming general elections which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 25th February for the Presidential/National Assembly and on Saturday, 11th March 2023 for the Gubernatorial/State Assembly respectively.
Consequently, Staff and Students are expected to stay away from classes during the period.
Members of staff on essential services are required to be at their duty posts.
Staff and Students are expected to resume on Tuesday, 14th March 2013.
M. I. Omosule (Mrs.)
Registrar and Secretary to Council
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academie)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Provasts of Colleges
15th February, 2023
Deans of Faculties
Dean, Division of Student Affairs
All Heads of Departments/Units
Public Relations Officer
Acting Chief Security Officer
Halls of Residence
All Notice Boards
The entire team at Inside OAU Innovations wishes all staff and students a safe trip as they travel to their respective polling units to exercise their fundamental right to vote. We strongly encourage everyone to participate in the democratic process and cast their ballots wisely, Remember, your vote is your voice, and it counts in shaping the future of our nation. We implore you to stay vigilant and follow all safety protocols on your way to and from the polling stations to ensure a peaceful and secure election day. Let’s all make our voices heard and take the first step toward building a brighter future for our country.
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What part of the circular tells students to vacate campus?