The latest report reaching us reveals that The Lagos State University students went on the rampage today, Thursday, 23rd January, 2014 disrupting the University’s 2nd semester examination and destroying properties in the process.
The protest started yesterday, Wednesday 22nd Jan. 2014 over the closure of the University’s registration portal, the students according to the report throw stones at the Lagos State University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Obafunwa, as he tried to evade the riotous students who had blocked the main gate and made bonfires on the Lagos-Badagry expressway. (See pictures of the bonfires below)
An eyewitness told newsmen that the Lasu students threw huge sticks and stones at the Vice Chancellor’s convoy as he made to escape through an alternative route beside Connoil Filling station.
(Picture of the Official Lasu Management Shutting Down University Indefinitely)
What is the cause of Lasu Riot on 23rd january, 2014?
As already stated above, The riot or violence started when the school management shut down the student portal preventing students from registering their second semester courses even though the banks are still collecting school fees from students, whose hope of registering gets slimmer by the day.
When the students Union Government, (SUG) went to plead on behalf of the students, the Vice Chancellor was reported as saying those yet to register are insignificant and would automatically have to carry the session over, a statement which infuriated the students and they decided to take laws into their hands by stoning the VC and which eventually led to the shutting down of the University by the Management of LASU.
Lagos State University Shut Down Indefinitely!!
The Lagos State University, LASU has now been closed down indefinitely following what the school termed ‘violent protest by students’.
The management of the Institution shared a bulletin announcing the indefinite closure, (which you can see on the picture above) and advice all students of Lasu to vacate the school premises until further notice. Exams have also been postponed until further notice.
May God Help Nigeria Education.