Leadership (Abuja)

20 November 2012

Nigeria: University of Abuja Shut Down

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University of Abuja protest

The management of the University of Abuja yesterday shut down the institution following students' protest.

The protesting students reportedly disrupted the second semester examination that was already underway and blocked the Abuja - Gwagwalada road and the main entrance to the University campus causing huge traffic congestion.

Soldiers and policemen were drafted to restore law and order in the University at the time of filing in this report.

Some of the protesters said the problem started when students of the Faculty of Engineering protested the inability of the school authority to produce a time table for their examination when students in other faculties had already started theirs.

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