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Riot : UNEC students demand immediate re-opening of Nsukka campus

By  Tony Edike

ENUGU—REGULAR and post-graduate students of the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria, yesterday, asked authorities of the university to dialogue with their aggrieved colleagues on the various issues that led to last Saturday’s violent demonstration with a view to reopening the  Nsukka campus, shut in the wake of the protest, without delay.

The students of Nsukka campus of the University were asked to vacate the campus last Saturday, following the demonstration that led to the destruction of valuable property belonging to the school and private individuals.

The demonstration followed increase in school fees,  but the Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor Bartholomew Okolo had denied increase in fees, saying that the students acted on rumours and that they allegedly allowed some politicians in the university to use them to cause mayhem to discredit his administration.

Addressing newsmen,  the leadership of the UNN Post-Graduate Students Union Government and the SUG of the UNEC at Enugu Campus,  said though they were neither part of nor in support of the violent protest over the purported increase of the various fees in the school, adding that closing the Nsukka campus may not bring about the much needed peace.


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