Authorities of UNILAG shut down all academic activities in the school on Thursday because of the ongoing fuel crisis and incessant lack of power supply affecting all sectors of life in Nigeria, making it difficult to perform day to day activities.
The school management in a statement tagged “Immediate Closure of The University of Lagos” said the shut down takes effect immediately, ordering all the students to vacate their halls of residence latest by 10 am, Friday April 8th, adding that the school would resume when fuel situation improves in the country.
The UNILAG Senate Committee cited reasons for the shut down saying, it is to prevent further breakdown of law and order on campus following the ongoing agitation by the student body over poor electricity, water supply & the difficulty faced by students living off campus to get to classes due to the fuel crisis.
Reports say armed Rapid Response Squad police officers early this morning are forcing students out of their hostels.
Students of UNILAG shut down academic activities on Thursday, to protest against the blackout and water scarcity that have plagued the university for few weeks. They took to the streets and shut the gates of the school to demand solution to the lack of basic social amenities on the campus.
Also just on Wednesday, the University appointed Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Research. This was made known in a statement made available in Lagos by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Toyin Adebule.
Prof. Ogundipe of the University’s Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, succeeded Prof. Babajide Alo, the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Research.
The appointment was sequel to his election at the university’s Senate meeting held on March 30, and took effect from April 1st.