BREAKING: UNIBEN Management suspends academic activities indefinitely, sends students packing

Less than 48 hours after their protest against power outage and cost of living in school, the management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has shut down academic activities thereby closing the campus indefinitely. 

A statement by the the Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr (Mrs) Benedicta Ehanire, said the school was shut because the dialogue with the students broke down.

“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.

“Students are to vacate the hostels immediately while all the relevant units of the University are to take note and comply.

“However, non teaching staff and staff on essential duties are not affected by the shut down,” said the Statement. 

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