January 23, 2014 – LASU Closed Down Over Riot: Lagos State University Shut Down Until Further Notice
Hours after a violent riot that almost killed the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State Nigeria, Professor John Obafunwa, the school management has decided to close down until further notice.
LASU management few hours ago released a bulletin titled LASU management Closes University indefinitely and it reads:
“In the wake of the violent protest by some affected students of Lagos State University (LASU) over the closure of the university portal for registration of courses for rain semester 2012/2013 examination, the university management has decided to shut down the university indefinitely. Also, examinations have been put off till further notice. With this decision, students are expected to vacate the university premises until further notice”.
The violent riot was caused by the Vice Chancellor’s harsh decision that prevented some students from registering for their second semester courses.
Meanwhile, I hear the VC sustained some injuries in the riot and he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
LASU management didn’t mention the name of the hospital for his safety.
See some photos from the LASU riot here.