Monday, November 19, 2012

University of Abuja Shut Down

The management of the University of Abuja on Monday shut down the institution following students’ protest.

The protesting students reportedly disrupted the second semester examination that was already underway and blocked the Abuja – Gwagwalada road and the main entrance to the University campus causing huge traffic congestion.

Soldiers and policemen are presently making attempts to restore law and order in the University  as at the time of filing in this report.

Some of the protesters, who spoke with Channels Television, said the problem started when students of the Faculty of Engineering protested the inability of the school authority to produce a time table for their examination; even when students in other faculties have started theirs.

This is not the first time in 2012 that the authority would have to shut down the University following students’ protest.

In April, the management of the institution closed the University after a violent protest by students resulted in a breakdown of law and order in the school community.

The students had protested against the suspension of four courses offered by the University

The Federal Government had suspended some courses including Medicine, Veterinary medicine, Engineering and Agriculture because the departments offering these courses have failed to get accreditation from the National Universities Commission.

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