Sep 19, 2021

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Just In: Vice Chancellor Orders Immediate Closure of UNIBEN, Gives Reason

  • The Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, has reacted to the recent protest of the students
  • Prof. Lilian Salami has ordered that the school be closed and that the students vacate their dormitories and the university campus
  • In the meantime, the students protested against the fee of N 20,000 as imposed by the school administration Penalty for late payment of school fees

Benin, Edo – The harsh economic realities in the country have been going on lately the standard of living of the people, especially the students.

Recently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, announced the immediate closure of the university after the protests who rocked the institution on Tuesday, September 14th.

The Nation reports that students at the institution are confronting busy Benin. -Lagos Expressway and Ekheuan Road blocked because of a school board’s late entry fee of N20,000.

In a published statement from the institution’s Chancellor Ademola Bobola, Salami ordered everyone Students, their dormitories and the university campus must be vacated by noon on Wednesday, September 15 at the latest.

The explanation reads:

“The rector has the Agitation of part of the student body checked on Tuesday.

“After appropriate advice and in the overall interest of the general student body, the Vice Chancellor approved the closure of the university on behalf of the Senate with immediate effect.

“This is based on security reports to prevent the student actions from being kidnapped by gangsters; and thus prevent any form of collapse of law and order inside and outside the university campus. “

Meanwhile, the Student Union Government (SUG), President, Egwu Benjamin Lotanna, has proposed suggested that the university management convene the student body board to a round table, adding that they believe very much in diplomacy and that the students also believe in dialogue, This Day reported.

However, the university resumed academic session 2020-2021 on Wednesday 15th September.

UNIBEN students are paralyzing academic activities as they protest against new N20k surcharges for school fees

On Tuesday, September 14th, students from the University of Benin walked in front of the main gate of the university and occupied the immediate vicinity to protest a recent decision by the university administration otestieren.

Uncertainty: FUNAAB- Students protest against kidnapping of a colleague

Former Nigerian students at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) are saddened and the source of anger is simple: the insecurity is too great.

This comes as one of her colleagues, Nathaniel Olayinka, a 400-level student from the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, was kidnapped, reports Channels TV.

The students, in order to press home their demands for the release of the kidnapped student, stormed the streets of Abeokuta, Ogun State.