Following the students uprising that crippled the activities of the University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu Campus, UNEC, in the last few days which led to the destruction of properties in the institution, the authority of the school has directed the indefinite closure of the University.
In a statement issued by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on June 14, 2016, Prof Smart Uchegbu said the immediate closure of the University campus was as a result of the violent protest and monumental destruction of properties by students in the campus.
Prof Uchegbu also said that the immediate suspension of the Students Union Government in University of Nigeria Enugu Campus became necessary to enable the school authorities avert the escalation of students’ protest.
In his words: “This is to bring to the notice of the University community that in the light of the violent protest and monumental destruction of properties on 13th July 2016, the Vice Chancellor has approved the implementation of the measures listed below: “Immediate suspension of the Enugu Campus Union Government. Closure of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus indefinitely” he stated.
It could be recalled that students protested against what they described as inability of the management of the University to provide them with constant electricity, water and poor condition of school hostels.
Though a reliable source told newsmen that the Students Union body had earlier denied its involvement in the protest, but the findings of this organisation indicated that students were seen parking their luggage out of the University community.