The authorities of University of Benin,on Wednesday,31st March, announced the suspension of members of the three arms of students union government in the institution.
The institution’s public relations officer (PRO),Dr Benedicta Ehanire,in a statement issued in Benin, said that the institution’s Senate took the decision to forestall breakdown of law and order, following the planned protest by the students union body against the shift in the school’s Academic calendar.
“The union had persistently engaged in subversive activities, including incitement of other students to disobey lawful instructions by the school authorities.
“Consequently,the bank account of the union has been suspended and their Secretariat sealed.
“All members of the former executives are to hand over their students union identification cards to the chief security officer of the university immediately”
“They are to vacate the privileged hostel accommodations accorded to them with immediate effect”she said.
Ehanire stated that the Senate, however commended the students for resisting attempts by the students union executive’s to drag them into unwarranted agitations.
“The Senate wishes the student,the best in their just concluded examinations and a restful break from April 1until their return to campus for the second semester on April 18th”,she said.
Efforts to get the reaction of the president of the suspended union, Benjamin Egwu, however proved abortive as he neither picked nor return the calls put through to him.