UNILAG’s Authorities Rescind Closure Order, Students Ordered Back To Campus

UNILAG's UPDATE 3: Following resistance by students, authorities of the University of Lagos have rescinded the decision to suspend academic activities in the university.

Our reporter quoted the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Rahmon Bello, as telling protesting students in front of the Senate building that the closure order had been upturned. Students are now returning to their hostels to plan a fresh round of protests scheduled for Thursday, a student in the university said.

Prof Bello reportedly declined further comments.

UPDATE 2: UNILAG students are resisting the closure of their university. Hundreds of them are gathered in front of the institution’s Senate building, protesting the suspension of academic activities and vowing not to vacate the campus. Some students have even barricaded the university’s main gate, sending back their colleagues who made to obey the closure order.

UPDATE 1: The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of academic activities at UNILAG as students poured into the streets to protest the renaming of the institution.

UNILAG FM announced a while ago that all academic activities have been suspended for two weeks. Our reporter says students are already being sent home. They are to vacate their hostels by 11 a.m.

The students had earlier today barricaded the Third Mainland Bridge, which links the city’s mainland to Lagos Island, in protest against name change.

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