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UNILAG students protest suspension of union members

02 September 2016, 07:15

Lagos - Members of the suspended University of Lagos Students Union (ULSU) executive on Wednesday protested what they described as an “unjust rustication” of the union members.

The aggrieved students gathered at the school’s Senate building to demand thorough investigation of the suspensions of the students’ leaders, ranging from two to four semesters, for their role in a protest that led to the closure of the university in April.

The students used the opportunity of the inaugural meeting of the university’s newly constituted Senate on Wednesday to draw attention to their grievances.

They bore placards with the inscriptions: We want better welfarism not victimisation, Punishment without evidence, The student needs a body ULSU is our body, and Our leaders don’t deserve the treatment they are getting.

The ULSU President, Mohammed Olaniyan, said the students have appealed their suspension.

The management of the University of Lagos in April ordered the immediate closure of the institution ‎following students’ protests over epileptic power supply and poor water supply according to News24.

The school said the closure was also due to the difficulties faced by the “large number of students” living off campus to attend classes as a result of the lingering fuel crisis.

- News 24


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