Following students’ protests, management shuts down University of Ibadan…Indefinitely…
This week, peace had been a scarce commodity to get at Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan as students protested en masse against the decision of the university management to rusticate some students that reportedly championed protests last year in the institution.
The students demanded that the management should rescind its decision and issued an ultimatum to that effect.
An account of the students’ side of the story can be gotten here. Basically they are claiming that the school’s special bulletin announcing the rustication of a student, Mr. Tunji Epeti Michael (a.k.a MOTE) is an unjust one.
The students have been protesting since Monday and the management has decided to shut the school down indefinitely.
I was there today (Wednesday) and I met the gates shut. We couldn’t drive in. On social media, I saw pictures of some of the students leaving the university premises as directed. The Aluta-loving ones are boasting that they wouldn’t resume until the student has been reinstated and their demands are fully met by the university management.