Students of Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife yesterday staged protest over epileptic power and water supply to their halls of residence by the authorities of the institution
The students as early as 8am had trooped out and took over the main gate of the institution and lock it up
Speaking the President of students union of the institution mr Omotayo Akande, demanded that the university to restore electricity and water within twenty-four to their hall of residence
Mr Akande also lamented the poor funding of education in the country, calling on the government at all levels to inject more funds into the sector.
When contacted on the development, the institution Public Relations Officer PRO, Mr. Biodun Olanrewaju, condemned the action of the students saying that the institution was trying its best to give priority attention to the students’ hall of residence.
Mr Olanrewaju noted that the management was aware of the necessity of power to the students adding that all efforts are being done to make the students comfortable in their hostels.
He appealed to the students to cooperate with the authorities on the welfare of the students adding that the management will look into the issue and make necessary amendment.