The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife has asked all her students to leave the school with immediate effect due to the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, on Friday, said the closure was in compliance with directives from the Federal Government.
The FG had on Thursday ordered all tertiary institutions and unity schools to shut down in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“All students of the university have been directed to proceed on a break, and those in the university’s halls of residence have been asked to vacate their hostels and go home.“Accordingly, students are expected to be leaving their hostels and the campus beginning from Monday, March 23, 2020, latest by 5:00pm.
“Parents and guardians of our students are advised to ensure that their children and wards comply fully with the order,” the statement added.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, also ordered “the suspension of all local, national and international conferences, seminars or workshops, scheduled to hold in the University, until further notice.”