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UNILAG Shuts Indefinitely Over Poor Power Supply

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been shut down indefinitely over poor power and fuel crisis in the country.

Students of the school staged a protest recently to demand improvement electricity supply and lack of water in the institution.

On Thursday, the management of the school issued a circular to announce the indefinite closure of the school and ordered all students to vacate the campus latest by 10am today.

The Senate of the University at an emergency meeting held on Sunday considered the situation on campus occasioned by the ongoing agitation of the students body over poor electricity and water supply in the community, and the difficulty faced by the large number of students living off campus to attend classes as a result of the fuel crisis.

 The Senate noted that the problem of poor municipal services was a national issue that the governments of both State and Federal levels were addressing.

“However, in order to forestall breakdown of law and order on campus, senate resolved to take the following decisions until the situation normalizes,” the circular said.

The statement said the Senate resolved that all academic activities on campus should be suspended with immediate effect and that the university is therefore closed with immediate effect. All students are to vacate the various halls of residence immediately.

It said no student should remain in the halls of residence after 10am on Friday, 8 April, 2016 and that a decision to re-open for normal academic activities would be taken as soon as municipal services improve.

“All members of the university community are enjoined to go about their normal activities as adequate security measures have been put in place,” it said.


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