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BREAKING: UNIBEN Shuts Down Indefinitely Amid Student Protests Over Power Outage

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The University of Benin has shut down academic activities indefinitely due to ongoing student protests over power outages and other grievances.

BIGPEN NIGERIA (https://bigpenngr.com) reports that despite the university senate deeming their demands unrealistic, students continued to protest, leading to the indefinite shutdown.

It was gathered that all students have been ordered to vacate their hostels immediately, while non-teaching staff and essential personnel will continue to work as usual.

Confirming this development, Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, in a statement, on Thursday, said that the Senate of the institution had on Wednesday threatened to shut down academic activities over students refusal to suspend their protest due to power outage in the two campuses.

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The statement read, “Following the insistence of students of the University of Benin to shift grounds on their demands for twenty four hours supply of electricity and more , considered unrealistic by the University’s Senate, the University has shut down academic activities indefinitely.

“Students are to vacate the hostels immediately while all the relevant units of the University are to take note and comply.

“However, non teaching staff and staff on essential duties are not affected by the shut down.”

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