UNN Shut over Students’ Unrest


By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Irked by last Monday’s protests by students over poor academic environment, authorities of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC) on Wednesday officially shut down the school indefinitely.
The Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution was also suspended.
In a statement signed by Prof. Smart N. Uchegbu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enugu Campus, the school announced the immediate and indefinite closure of the university following last Monday’s students’ protests that halted academic activities.

“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 June, 2016, the Vice Chancellor has approved the implementation of the measures listed below:

“Immediate suspension of the Enugu Campus Student Union Government; and closure of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus indefinitely,” the statement said..
Students of the university had last Monday announced the disruption of academic and other activities in the Enugu campus of the university for one week over alleged poor academic environment.
The angry students in a protest blocked the main entrance gate of the university, demanding improvement in the basic amenities and learning conditions in the school.
The students, who complained against absence of water, electricity, among others, prevented lecturers and non-academic staff from carrying out their normal duties in their offices.

Apart from the poor academic environment, the students also complained that they now buy a bucket of water for N30.00.

The students turned out in their numbers at the school gate during the protest.

They lamented that they have not had steady power supply for three months now and relied only on generator and intermittent power supply from EEDC.