Management of Michael Okpara university of Agriculture umudike has shutdown all activities at the university, including academic activities.
In a release signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Iwe, stated that all academic activities in the school has been suspended and the school has been shutdown till further notice.
This is coming after a heavy protest broke out in the school over increment in schools.
According to the Vc hoodlums took over the school premises and attacked him and his officials.
See full release below.
INDEFINITE SHUT DOWN OF THE UNIVERSITY AND SUSPENSION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
This is to notify the public that the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike. Abia State woke up to experience the violation of the long existing peace of the University this morning.
Miscreants took over the University, chasing and pursuing the Vice-Chancellor, damaging his official vehicle and those of his officials claiming that they were not allowed to take their 1st Semester examination owing to their failure to pay their charges.
The University’s record show that more than 70% of the students had paid their charges and were peacefully taking their examinations, while more than two thousand were in the que to pay and register their courses before the miscreants and hoodlums took the stage to cause trouble and disrupted the long-standing peace of the University.
To safeguard life and properties on Campus, the University Management has on behalf of the Senate ordered an indefinite down the University indefinitely.
All students are advised to vacate the University premises immediately, but not later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 6th February 2024.
Prof Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, CFS