Academic activities have returned to University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) after two weeks break, following students planed unrest which forced the management to shut the institution. The compulsory mid semester break initiated by the management did disrupted academic activities, but saved the university from students’ unrest.
Recalled that, the University authorities hurriedly ordered students to vacate campus when they sensed danger and the move averted possible showdown with the angry students who were protesting lack of electricity and water supply in the institution. The management had labelled its action, UNN Mid-Semester Break.
According to a statement issued by management of the university calling students to resume academic activities said: “Following the earlier announcement by the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) that all the students of the institution must go on a 2-week compulsory mid-semester break, we are glad to announce that regular academic activities have commenced at the university”
According to an official report, lectures were expected to resume Wednesday June 17, 2015 and students were expected to be on UNN campuses immediately. The statement further gave clarifications, saying that the University administration wishes to call on stakeholders, especially staff and students, to be very mindful of the effects of drop in the electricity supply from the national grid, especially in the provision of electricity and water generation within the university.
“The university will still continue to provide for these services within the limits of available resources. “However the University will no longer tolerate any action that will impede or hinder the smooth running of the university calendar” it stated. The UNION investigation revealed that a committee has been set-up to examine the immediate and remote cause of the students’ demonstration on the campuses before the mid-semester break.