University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, UNEC, has been shut down indefinitely following students’ unrest in the institution.
It was gathered that students of the university staged a protest last Monday over epileptic power supply in the campus and in the process, destroyed cars, water tanks and street lights before police fired teargas to stop them.
Further checks revealed that the crisis that culminated in the closure of the campus began over a week ago when the Students’ Union Government locked up the classes, insisting that classes should not continue until the authorities fixed the electricity generator in the campus.
But calm seemed to return in the campus after meetings with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Smart Uchegbu. An agreement that classes should be opened was reached which they did on Monday.
However, the generator was unstable when it was switched on Monday, which led to the protests.
In a memorandum issued on June 14, 2016 and signed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Enugu Campus, Professor Smart Uchegbu, the university authority stated, “This is to bring to the notice of the university community that in the light of the violent protest and monumental destruction of properties on 13th June, 2016, the Vice Chancellor has approved the implementation of immediate suspension of the Enugu campus students union government and closure of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus indefinitely”