Following the announcement on Monday by the Awara of Iwara-Ife, Layi Adereti, that Oro, which is the final rite of passage for the Ooni would commence on Wednesday between the hours of 9am and 4pm when the official pronouncement of the passage of the Ooni Ife would be made, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has directed its students to remain indoors throughout the duration.
Adereti announced that residents must stay indoors during the Oro rites, and the atmosphere in the town has become tensed. Consequently, the Dean of Students’ Affairs of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Lateefat Durosimi, on Tuesday, directed students to remain calm and stay indoors throughout the duration of the burial rites.
“This is to inform the generality of students that there shall be a curfew in Ile-Ife, on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2015 from 9am to 4pm and from 11pm till dawn,” she said.
“Students are therefore strongly advised to stay on campus and those off-campus to remain indoors.
“The Division of the Students’ Affairs counts on the maturity and sense of responsibility of Great Ife students and appeals to all students to comply with the information and continue to keep the peace.”
In the same vein, the institution has also put off all continuous assessment exercises such as test and classes earlier slated for Wednesday.