Students vacate as UNN closes Enugu campus

FolloUNNwing 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.
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