FUNNAB directs students to resume Oct 3

THE authorities of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, has directed students to return to school on October 3, following “students’ peaceful protest on August 18”.

In a statement by the Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mrs Emi Alawode, said the Senate of the institution, at the end of its emergency meeting directed that normal academic activities should commence immediately.

The decision according to Alawode, was a result of a report submitted by the committee that was set up to look into the students’ unrest, while the management approved the facilitation of the establishment of a Police Station in the communities opposite the University Campus.

It was also said that university and patrol vehicles would be stationed at a strategic location, from 6pm to 6am daily, aside the usual security measures that had been put in place by the university and the police.

The statement also added that the University, through the Police Community Relations’ Committee (PCRC), is working at ensuring that hostel owners provide at least, four security personnel for each hotel, who are to work in conjunction with the security personnel stationed at a strategic location.

The Senate  approved the payment of the sum of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) only, inclusive of REMITA charges per student, as reparation fee, while it also approved the payment of claims to claimants arising from the damages suffered, as a result of the