By Muhammad Sabiu
The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State has asked its students to vacate the institution before 12 pm on Wednesday over a protest that had taken place on Tuesday.
Recall that students of the institution embarked upon a protest due to the late registration fee the school had imposed on them.
The students, however, dismissed the fee, saying it would be hard for them considering the economic situation of the country.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the university’s registrar, Mr Ademola Bobola Salami.
“The Vice-Chancellor has reviewed the agitation by a section of the students’ body on Tuesday.
“After due consultation and in the overall interest of all students’ body, the Vice-Chancellor has, on behalf of Senate, approved the immediate closure of the University.
“This is based on security reports to avoid the students’ action being hijacked by hoodlums, and thereby prevent any form of breakdown of law and order within and outside the campuses of the University,” the statement said.