By Daniel Whyte
Recently, a news report published by an online blog, CAMPUSTIVE, has been circulating that the Federal University Oye-Ekiti has been shut down indefinitely.
According to the news report entitled “Breaking News : FUOYE shuts down till further notice”, it reads “Federal University Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE, has been shut down by the staff of the institution due to alleged plan by the management to sack all the staffs!”.
“From a reliable source, the Staff of the Institution shut down FUOYE due to alleged plan by the school management to sack all staff who participated in a recent protest against the Vice Chancellor.”
“Early December, the staff had protested against the Vice Chancellor for reasons which include refusal to pay their allowances for months.”
“According to our source, the staff of the institution ordered all the workers and staff out of the University before locking all entrances to the school.”
This news has however been regarded as fake and totally untrue.
Speaking to UCJ FUOYE, the PRO of the university Mr. Godfrey Bakji debunked the news. He said “it is a very wild rumour”. Also, he added that the staff had “vacated and the vacation elapsed yesterday”.
Similarly, in a mail correspondence sent by Public Relations FUOYE headed by Mr. Bakji, “the management urges the staff and student to be calm because this news is totally false. Also, the University has no plans to sack any staff. Therefore, the Management urges all to be at their duty posts to attend to their responsibilities.”
Furthermore, according to the Dean of Students, Dr. Malomo, following information retrieved from the Director of Administration, office of the Vice Chancellor, “the story is not true”.