The University of Nigeria, Nsukka has been shut down for a two week break by management in an attempt to stave off riots by students for lack of power and water supply.
The school authorities have however claimed the closure to be a mid-semester break.
According to a student, Kizito Eze, who spoke to THE TRENT, the students had planned to riot during the week but the authorities learned of the plan and shut down the school to avoid worsening an already bad situation.
Another student, Amuja Ifeanacho Victor, who also spoke exclusively to THE TRENT availed that the students in the hostels have been without light and water supply for close to a month.
The management of the school in a statement signed by its Chief Public relations Officer, Okwun Omeaku, denied claims that the school was facing power crisis and said instead that the closure which took effect immediately was a mid-semester break.
The statement stated; “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, i.e, not later than 6pm on Tuesday, June 02, 2015.”