Lagos State University students went on the rampage Thursday, disrupting the university’s second semester examination and destroying properties in the process.
The protest which started Wednesday over the closure of the university’s registration portal, led to stoning of the 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.
A witness told P.M.NEWS Thursday that students threw sticks and stones at the Vice Chancellor’s convoy as he made to escape through an alternative route beside Connoil Filling station
The violence started when the school management shut down the student portal stopping students from being able to register 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 went to plead on behalf of the students, the VC 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.
The University has now been shut down indefinitely following what the school termed ‘violent protest by students’.
The school management shared a bulletin announcing the indefinite closure, and asked all students to vacate the school premises until further notice. Exams have also been put off until further notice.