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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

University of Ibadan shut down over Student's Protest

ibaindexThe University of Ibadan has been shut down
indefinitely following a two-day protest by students
who have now been asked to leave the campus.

The
students were expressing displeasure over "the
suspension of a union leader by the students’
disciplinary committee" and "non-availability of
some amenities needed on the campus".

In what is becoming a norm in Federal Universities,
the students complained about lack of power and
water which they said made learning difficult for
them.

They took their protests to Lectures halls &
disrupted ongoing classes by using canes to chase
colleagues who didn't join the protests.
They also shut down all entrances to the institution,
a move which has been declared illegal by other
institutions including UNILAG.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abel
Olayinka said the decision to shut the institution was
occasioned by violent protests which, he added, had
led to "life-threatening acts and text messages"
being sent and received around the campus.

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