AAU management dissolves SUG as students protest
The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, at the weekend, said it has zero tolerance for violent behaviour and protest by the Student Union Government (SUG) of the university, hence, its dissolution of the union.
The institution’s management said it could not have looked away, allowing these acts of lawlessness to continue in the university. The development came on the heels of the violent protest over an alleged increment of school fees.
The university management, in a statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communications and Protocol, Mike Ade Aladenika, said: “It should also be noted that the Senate had directed that under no circumstances should the university gates be shut in the name of protests. They still dared the Senate and went ahead to lock up the gates.”
The statement listed some of the activities of the protesters led by the erstwhile SUG executives to include and not limited to “holding students who wanted to obey Senate’s directive hostage and openly beating up some of them; violently attacking and causing injuries to persons who wanted to access their place of worship on campus.
He noted that the university has regulations guiding activities of students, stressing that any breach of matriculation oath has its prescribed sanctions and consequences.
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