The University of Ibadan has been shut down indefinitely following a two-day protest by students who have now been asked to leave the campus. The students were expressing displeasure over “the suspension of a union leader by the students’ disciplinary committee” and “non-availability of some amenities needed on the campus”.
In what is becoming a norm in Federal Universities, the students complained about lack of power and water which they said made learning difficult for them.
They took their protests to Lectures halls & disrupted ongoing classes by using canes to chase colleagues who didn’t join the protests.They also shut down all entrances to the institution, a move which has been declared illegal by other institutions including UNILAG.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abel Olayinka said the decision to shut the institution was occasioned by violent protests which, he added, had led to “life-threatening acts and text messages” being sent and received around the campus.