Unilag Set To Proscribe Students Unionism After Students’ Dawn To Dusk Protest

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, April 07, (THEWILL) – Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have boycotted academic activities to protest against the blackout and water scarcity that have plagued the university for few weeks.

The protest which began around 9am on Thursday saw students who took to the streets on the main campus and shut the gates of the school to demand solution to the lack of basic social amenities on the campus.

THEWILL gathered that the protest was against lack of water and electricity in their hostels and perceived victimisation of student leaders.

Student leaders had gone round the hostels to gather all students to join in the protest and allegedly threatened non-committal students with mob action if they fail to support and join the protest.

Sources told THEWILL that a high powered meeting of the Vice-Chancellor, Head of Departments and other principal officers was going on in the Senate building when the students came and held them to ransom till 8pm.

The students invited a disc jockey and had a party as they protested into the night.

A Principal Officer who spoke to THEWILL on condition of anonymity disclosed that the school will be closed for 2 weeks and soldiers will be invited to ensure that the students are evicted from school.

She added that on resumption, the students will sign an undertaken to be of good behaviour and the school was considering proscribing Student Unionism in the school.

Story by David Oputah