UNIBEN Shuts Down Indefinitely After Students’ Protest


UNIBEN Shuts Down Indefinitely After Students’ Protest

 

 

FROM IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Thursday said its senate has shut down academic activities indefinitely over protest by students demanding 24-hour supply of electricity and water.

UNIBEN has been without electricity and water supply for over a month, which eventually sparked protest among students on Wednesday.

UNIBEN spokesperson Benedicta Ehanire in a statement said students have been ordered to vacate the hostels immediately.

“Following the refusal of students of the University of Benin to shift grounds on their demands for twenty four hours supply of electricity and more , considered unrealistic by the University’s Senate, the University has shut down academic activities indefinitely.”

According to Ehanire, all the relevant units of the University are expected to take note and comply.

“However, non-teaching staff and staff on essential duties are not affected by the shutdown,” she said.

It remains to be seen how both parties intend to come to terms over the impasse that is expected to halt the institution’s academic calendar for the session.


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