By Vincent UFUOMA (Student reporter)
THE Federal University of Oye-Ekiti(FUOYE), Ekiti State is resuming academic activities on November 11 after several weeks of being shut down over a protest on irregular power supply in the school.
The decision to reopen the school was reached on Wednesday during the Senate meeting of the institution that looked into a report based on the readjustment of academic calendar submitted by the committee of Deans of the University chaired by Professor Oladele.
Godfrey Bakji, Public Relations Officer of the university confirmed the resumption date to journalists on Wednesday evening.
He also announced appointments of the two deputy vice-chancellors.
Professor Sola Ojo of the Department of Geology was appointed the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) while Professor Abayomi Fasina still remained the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), said Bakji.
A member of the senate and head of a department who spoke to this reporter under the condition of anonymity said the committee had proposed three alternative dates for resumption- November 4, 11 and 18.
The November 4 was dropped because it was a few days away while November 18th was said to be far considering the academic calendar, he said.
So the 11th day was picked after some amendments to the calendar to avoid writing examinations during the yuletide season.
The school was closed down
on September 11 because of the violence that trailed the protest conducted by students of the institution over irregular electricity supply.
It was reported that the protest went deadly when a conflict occurred between some officers from the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Nigerian Police attached to the wife of the Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, and the Students of the university.
Two students were reportedly shot dead and several injured from gunshots.