- The management of the Niger Delta University (NDU) has deemed it fit to close the higher institution with immediate effect
- According to the registrar, Benjamin Joffa, the decision was due to the protests by students over increment in school fees and dress codes
- Joffa on Wednesday, July 7, announced that all academics activities have been suspended indefinitely
P.M News reports that Benjamin Joffa, the registrar of the Bayelsa State government-owned higher institution made the announcement on Wednesday, July 7.
It was gathered that academics activities have been suspended permanently with immediate effect, The Punch added.
According to Joffa, all students were ordered to vacate the university campuses and their facilities.
The recent development has been greeted by condemnation and call for the sack of the school's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edoumiekumo.
Edoumiekumo had maintained that students of the institution must compulsorily wear uniforms that will only be made available for purchase through the management.
Protest as university plans introduction of uniforms for students
Earlier, students of NDU began a serious protest on Tuesday, July 6, in outright opposition to the plan to introduce school uniforms in the school.
Not less than 20,000 students of NDU who staged a march within the school's campus called on Governor Duoye Diri to intervene.
According to the students, the issue of the uniform (which they are expected to buy) is proof of highhandedness on the part of the institution's management.
The students, therefore, called on the state government to quickly sack the vice-chancellor, Professor Edoumiekumo.
UNICAL threatens to publish names of over 42,000 graduands
In a memo dated June 25, 2021, that was issued by the school registrar, Gabriel Egbe, the institution issued three-month ultimatum to the alumni.
The registrar said some of the certificates date back to the 1980s, adding that the school management is shocked by the development.