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University of Abuja shut down as students protest

University of Abuja shut down as students protest

By African Outlook Reporter

Students of the University of Abuja on Monday morning staged a protest which led to the shutting down of the institution by the school authorities.


Information available to African Outlook indicates that the protest was carried out by the students of Faculty of Engineering who were protesting the non release of their exam timetable by the faculty. The students claimed other students in other faculties have already commenced their exams.

Sources at the University told African Outlook that the delay in release of examination schedule by  Engineering faculty has to do with the non accreditation of the department. The source added that some of the recent graduates of the faculty are yet to obtain their results owing to the same problem.

 It will be recalled that the university was on Wednesday April 4, 2012, shut down following students' protest against the suspension of four courses being run by the institution.

The federal government suspended some courses in the university. The courses affected  are: Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture.  All the suspended courses failed to meet the requirement of  the National Universities Commission for accreditation.


African Outlook learnt that many students have been unable to graduate from the affected departments since then.