UNILAG Students to face Punishment for Participating in Protest
It has been reported that the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has put together a panel to discipline students who were involved in the recent campus protest.
The students, who staged the protest in April, in an attempt to call the school management’s attention to the deplorable living condition and lack of amenities on campus, are now being invited by the Senate Disciplinary Panel, with plans to punish them for their action.
According to Sahara Reporters the management has already suspended the University of Lagos Students’ Union following the protest. It ejected members of the union from their campus accommodation once the school reopened after the protest.
In response to their action, the university authorities attributed the students’ demonstration to exuberance and accused the Students’ Union leadership of lacking integrity.
Every member of the suspended Students’ Union has been invited to the panel.
Sahara Reporters obtained information that the move is part of a plot to distract the students from launching a fresh protest for the restoration of the suspended union.
The source added that the students have launched a social media campaign for the restoration of the University of Lagos Students Union (ULSU) under a hashtag #RestoreULSU. This, he added, has caused the authorities huge embarrassment, forcing them into a crackdown on students leading the agitation.