Wednesday, 6 May 2015

UNILAG students protest, wants exam postponded

Academic activities were paralyzedon Wednesdaymorning at the University of Lagos following a students’ protest.

The aggrieved students, it was gathered, demanded a shift in the date of the commencement of their semester examinations as well as an improved supply of electricity and water on campus.

Though, the demonstration was largely peaceful, the action prevented early morning classes in some of the departments.

The students, who were to begin their examinations next week, alleged that the poor water and electricity provision would affect their performance in the tests.

A student, who craved anonymity for fear of victimisation, said the protest started about 7am at the Jaja Hall of the university.

According to him, the action would have escalated but for the timely intervention of the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Tunde Babawale, who promised to look into their demands.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Registrar, Information, Mr. Olagoke Oke, told our correspondent that the crisis had been resolved.

He blamed the action on “some boys” who he said did not want to sit for the forthcoming examinations.
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