Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lagos State University shuts down indefinitely

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has closed the
state-owned university indefinitely following what it termed 'violent
protest by the students".

This decision was contained in a bulletin, dated 23rd January, 2013,
titled LASU management Closes University indefinitely.

The statement reads, "In the wake of the violent protest by some
affected students of Lagos State University (LASU) over the closure of
the university portal for registration of courses for rain semester
2012/2013 examination, the university management has decided to shut
down the university indefinitely. Also, examinations have been put off
till further notice.

With this decision, students are expected to vacate the university
premises until further notice".

It will be recalled that the students staged a peaceful protest on
Wednesday, 22nd January over the closure of the portal but the protest
became violent on Thursday.

This came a day after the Speaker of the Lagos State House of
Assembly; Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji lauded the students' union for
using the e-voting system to elect their officers and advised the
Prof. Jega led Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to take a cue
from the students and organize a credible e-voting elections in the
country comes 2015.


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