AGENCY REPORT, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Lilian Salami, has announced the immediate closure of the University, following the protest that rocked the institution on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that students of the institution blocked the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway and the Ekheuan Road over a N20,000 late registration fee imposed by the school authority.
NAN reported that the students said the late registration of N20,000 was unacceptable, especially because of the “unfavourable economic situation” in the country.
In a statement issued by the Registrar of the institution, Ademola Bobola, the vice-chancellor, Mrs Salami ordered all students to vacate their hostels and the university premises not later than noon on Wednesday.
“The Vice-Chancellor has reviewed the agitation by a section of the students’ body on Tuesday.
“After due consultation and in the overall interest of the general students’ body, the Vice-Chancellor has, on behalf of the Senate, approved the closure of the University with immediate effect.
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NAN reported that the university had resumed for the 2020/2021 academic session on Wednesday.
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03 February 2022