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Crisis : UNN reopens

Abuja—The University of Nigeria Governing Council has ordered the reopening of the Nsukka campus closed down after a violent demonstration by the students.

It directed final year and post-graduate students to return on February 10, while examination for the final year students will start on February 15. Other students are to return on February 15 and start their examinations on February 19.

A  statement by the acting Registrar, Mr Anthony Okonta at the weekend said the decision to re-open the school was reached after an emergency meeting of the Governing Council of the university.  “The decision is in the overall interest of the students, in particular, to bring the academic calendar of the Nsukka campus in line with the other campuses,’’ it said. It directed all returning students to obtain a letter of undertaking, signed by their parents or guardian, to be of good behaviour throughout their stay in the school.

All students’ union activities had been suspended on the Nsukka campus, pending the resumption of normal academic activities, the statement added.

It said the Governing Council, in conjunction with the Senate, would further decide the terms of readmission of students after the Administrative Panel must have completed its report.


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