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Posted: Jun 16, 2016 at 6:13 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Nzomiwu

Enugu – The University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) has been officially closed by the school authorities, following a protest by students over poor electricity supply to the institution.

A statement signed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Enugu Campus, Professor Smart N. Uchegbu, on Wednesday, announced the immediate and indefinite closure of the university following Monday’s students’ protests that halted academic activities in the institution.

The university authorities also suspended the Students Union Government (SUG) of UNEC.

The statement said, “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 June 13, 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.”

Students of the Enugu campus of the university had on Monday disrupted activities in the university. They equally announced the suspension of academic activities for one week over “poor academic environment”.

During the protests, the angry students blocked the main entrance of the university, demanding for improvements in the basic amenities and learning conditions in the school.

The students complained of absence of water and electricity, among others, and prevented lecturers and non-academic staff from carrying out their normal duties in their offices.

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