The University of Benin (Uniben) has been closed down with immediate effect by its administration.
On Tuesday, September 14, students of the university emptied into the streets to protest the imposition of a N20,000 late registration fee by the institution.
The students also mounted roadblocks at the entrance of the university’s main campus in Ugbowo, a course of action that affected the free flow of traffic in and around the Benin metropolis.
A terse statement from the university reads as follows:
“The Vice-Chancellor has reviewed the agitation by a section of the students’ body.
“After due consultation, and in the overall interest of the general students’ body, the vice-chancellor has, on behalf of the senate, approved the closure of the university with immediate effect.
“This is based on security reports to avoid the students’ action being hijacked by hoodlums and thereby prevent any form of breakdown of law and order within and outside the campuses of the university.