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Friday, 8 April 2016

UNILAG Now Under ‘Locks and Keys’ Indefinitely Over Students’ Protest



The management of the University of Lagos has ordered that all academic activities on the campus be suspended until the situation on the campus improves.
A statement on Friday said the decision was made at a meeting of the University Senate on Thursday.
It said, “The Senate of the University of Lagos at an emergency meeting on Thursday, 7th April, 2016, considered the situation on campus occasioned by the ongoing agitation of the student body over poor electricity and water supply in the community, and the difficulty faced by a large number of students living off campus to attend classes as a result of the fuel crisis.
“Senate noted that the problem of poor municipal services is a national issue that governments at both state and federal levels are addressing.

“However, in order to forestall a further breakdown of law and order on campus, Senate resolved to take the following decisions until the situation normalizes:
“All academic activities on campus are hereby suspended with immediate effect. The university is therefore closed with immediate effect.”
The statement ordered that students living on the campus should vacate their halls of residence, adding that no student should remain in the halls of residence after 10am on Friday, 8th April.
It said  a decision to re-open for normal academic activities would be taken as soon as “municipal services improves”.
The statement said the management was making arrangements to beef up security on the campus.
Culled from The Punch

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