Since the ‘violent’ protest that led to the indefinite closure of the University by the management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, there has been different misinformation and disinformation flying around.
One of the claims gaining massive shares is about the immediate resumption of students. The post claims that the resumption date for AAUA students is on the 10th of January, 2022.
CLAIM: The claim contained in a post in circulation in the last few days is that AAUA Students are expected to resume on the 10th of January, 2022.
The claim read in part “All the students are to resume on the 10th of January 2022. The first week will be based on revision and registration of course while the examination will start the following week.”
According to a Fact Check by AAUA INSIDER the verdict says the circular in circulation is fake.
Another claim contained in the circular is that AAUA Management has also cancelled the policy of no school fees no exam.
The claim read, “The management has also cancelled the policy of ‘No school fees No exam’ All student are expected to be in the school premises for 1st-semester examination”
POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE CLAIM: The claim has been circulated and shared many times on Facebook, of which AAUA students are active members. Also, this claim was shared widely on WhatsApp as a broadcast message.
VERIFICATION: The claim was debunked by several journalists and bloggers on campus, stating that there was a lack of evidence and no information of such from the appropriate quarters to that effect.
After a phone conversation with Professor Akanbi, Dean of Students Affairs, he said the University is yet to decide.
“I’m not aware of such information and the University Senate are yet to decide on a resumption date.”
“I can only assure that a panel has been set up to look into the damages caused by the students during the protest and hopefully once the holiday is over there will work seriously and get back to the management.”
VERDICT: From available information provided by verifiable sources, it is without a doubt that AAUA students are not resuming on January 10, 2022, and that the Senate has not agreed on the reparation fee nor have the management decided to cancel the policy of “no school fees, no exam”. And all the claims circulating is regarded as MISLEADING and FALSE.
Agbelusi Samuel is a campus journalist, writer, red carpet host, political and sport analyst. A political science student that covers news and politics beats for AAUA INSIDER.