By Christopher Isiguzo and Patrick Egwu
Following the indefinite shutting down of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus (UNEC), and suspension of academic activities, traders in the school environment have lamented the untold hardship and suffering the action by the university authorities has bought on them.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of UNEC, Professor Smart Uchegbu, had on Tuesday, 14th June, shut down the school indefinitely as a result of the protests embarked upon by students and Students Union Government officials of the institution.
In a memorandum issued on 14th June, 2016, and signed by the DVC, the University authority stated that “this is to bring to the notice of the University community that in light of the violent protests and monumental destruction of properties on 13th June, 2016, the Vice Chancellor has approved the implementation of the immediate suspension of the Enugu campus of the SUG and closure of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus immediately “.
The students had embarked on protests to demand for better learning environment, constant power and water supply and the extortion and compulsory payment of N12,000 internet fee which they are not using.
A shop owner on the campus who simply gave his name as Joe said that the suspension of academic activities has affected their business negatively. ThisDay
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