Tuesday, 17 June 2014

UNIAbuja shut indefinitely over students’ protest

The University Of Abuja has been shut indefinitely following a protest by students on the two campuses.

The institution was closed down on Monday by the University’s Governing Council while the students were ordered out of the hostels and campuses.

Some of the students, who took part in the protest at the Gwagwalada mini- campus, said they were chased out of the campus and the school put under lock and key.

A notice was signed by the Registrar, Mohammed Modibbo, which says, “I am directed to inform you that given the situation in the university, the Vice Chancellor has approved that the university be closed down until further notice.

“You are therefore directed to vacate the university until further development is communicated to you.”

As of the time of filing this report,some of the students were still packing their luggage and heading home.

The Director of Information Unit of the university, Waziri Garba, confirmed the closure of the school, saying it was shut down over the protest by the students, who were agitating for the conduct of their semester examination.

“The school was shut down because the students were demonstrating and demanding the conduct of examination, but examination is not something you demand through demonstration,” he stated.

- Punch

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