The management of the University of Ibadan has ordered that the school be shut down indefintely following two days of sudents protests that paralysed academic and administrative activities.
Diamond FM, the university community radio, quoted a statement signed by the school registrar, saying that students should vacate the campus latest by 4pm Tuesday.
On Monday and Tuesday, thousands of students, including members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) locked down the school in protest of the rustication of a 500 level student, Michael Tunji.
According to the protesters, the school allegedly picked out one student to be punished for a protest which was carried out by hundreds of students in March against the poor power supply and inadequate water in the school.
The students stormed the school’s main gate in the early hours of Tuesday, April 26 and shut it down crippling activities on the campus.
The rampaging students also noted that the power and water situation in the school had still not improved, even after the protest.