The management of University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, has asked students to vacate their hostels immediately,Vanguard learned.
A source told our correspondent that although the UNN management said the closure was a temporary break, it was actually meant to avert a riot which would have been carried out by the students within the week.
A dependable source told Vanguard that they had been faced with acute water scarcity and epileptic power supply for a long time.
The statement from the university management by Okwun Omeaku, its Chief Public Relations Officer, read: “This is to bring to the notice of all students and the entire university community, that the University of Nigeria shall proceed on a two-week mid semester break with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all academic activities on the campuses are hereby suspended for the period.
“Students are by this notice directed to vacate their hostels within the next 24 hours, that is, not later than 6pm. on Tuesday, June 02, 2015.”
The development was already generating angry reactions from the students, who said it would even worsen the sour relationship with the university authorities.