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The Niger Delta University, Bayelsa, has been closed indefinitely by its administration in response to student protests against the adoption of uniforms for students.
According to Kemi Filani, the disturbance began after the school required students in each faculty to wear a certain uniform to distinguish themselves from the others.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the university’s registrar, Benjamin Joffa, stated, “Following the ongoing disturbance in the university. I am ordered to notify the general public and the university community that academic activities have been halted indefinitely, effective immediately.
“Consequently, all students are directed to vacate the university campuses and facilities on or before 3:00pm today (Wednesday July 7, 2021).”
It was gathered that the varsity’s vice-chancellor Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo met with the state commissioner for education Gentle Emelar in taking the decision.
Some students accused the vice chancellor of degrading the state-owned university, alleging that the prices of the uniforms were also high.