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Caleb University Closed After Students’ Protest Against “Strict Rules”

Caleb University, Lagos has been closed after Students’ protest against what they called “Strict Rules”. The management of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos have closed the institution following a violent students’ protest on Wednesday 15th May. Although no life was lost, students destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

It was gathered that the students, who were protesting against what they called “strict rules”, smashed the glasses of no fewer than four cars.

It was learnt that a staff of the institution stopped a Muslim student from praying in the school.

This action however provoked other students who frowned on the decision of the staff. The students mobilised and started shouting solidarity songs and making calls for freedom of worship.

The rally later degenerated as they attacked the university official and started destroying properties on campus.

But announcing the forced closure on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ayo Olukoju, admitted that the action of the students prompted the “temporal vacation”.

Olukoju, who said the school would reopen on June 2, 2014, noted that the religious link to crisis was a “mere pretence.

He said, “We have rules and regulations in the school and all the students agreed to abide by them. These rules are in the student handout. Before now, we have been applying appropriate sanctions against students who default in any of these rules. We wanted to enforce one of such sanctions on Wednesday before this crisis escalated.

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