UNILAG Set To Shut Down For Two Weeks, Following Recent Dawn To Dusk Student Protest

unilagStudents of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have boycotted academic activities to protest against the blackout and water scarcity that have plagued the university for few weeks.

The protest which began around 9am on Thursday saw students who took to the streets on the main campus and shut the gates of the school to demand solution to the lack of basic social amenities on the campus.

Student leaders had gone round the hostels to gather all students to join in the protest and allegedly threatened non-committal students with mob action if they fail to support and join the protest.

According to reports, a high powered meeting of the Vice-Chancellor, Head of Departments and other principal officers was going on in the Senate building when the students came and held them to ransom till 8pm.

The students invited a disc jockey and had a party as they protested into the night.

A Principal Officer who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that the school will be closed for 2 weeks and soldiers will be invited to ensure that the students are evicted from school.

She added that on resumption, the students will sign an undertaken to be of good behaviour and the school was considering proscribing Student Unionism in the school.



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