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Protest: Unilag Not Shut – Management

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata, Lagos

Following protest by students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) caused by the electrocution to death of a female student, the authority of

the institution has dispelled rumour of closure of the university.

It would be recalled that Oluchi Anekwe, a 300 level Accounting student of the

university was reportedly electrocuted at about 6.45pm on

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, few meters to her room in Sodeinde Residence, New Hall.

As the rumour of the closure of the institution went viral, Daily

Independent in on-the-spot assessment of situation at the Akoka campus

of the institution saw some of the students in an all black T-shirt,

trousers and skirts to mourn the sudden passage of their colleague.

However, academics and other related activities were not disrupted as the students, lecturers and workers of the university

went about their work schedule.

The Main Auditorium of the university was filled to the brim as

students and guests converged on for the annual Professor Kasumu lecture

organized by the Law Society, Faculty of Law.

Deputy Registrar (Information), Mr. Olagoke Oke, told Daily

Independent that online reports of the closure of the university were

not real, adding that the institution remains open.

He said, “The university community is still in mourning mood in honour

of the late Oluchi. The university remains open as the management

sympathizes with the families of the deceased student. We loved

Oluchi. We have lost one of the best students at the university.

A 300 level student of the Distance Learning Institute (DLI), Mayor

Akinlawon, who attended the annual Professor Kasumu lecture told Daily

Independent that he was touched at the death of Oluchi and

called for the immotalisation of the student.