The Lagos State University (LASU) has reversed its decision to continue with its second-semester examination in between the forthcoming elections.
Adamu Adamu, minister of education, had ordered vice-chancellors of varsities across the country to stop academic activities from February 22 to March 14 2023.
But at an emergency meeting on February 13 to evaluate the directive, the senate of LASU announced the institution will go ahead with its second-semester examination as planned.
The development elicited intense backlash with several students of the institution kicking against it. But in a statement on Thursday, February 23 2023, the senate of the institution asked students to vacate the campus until March 14 in line with Adamu’s earlier directive.
The senate said the review of its earlier decision was due to “the prevailing circumstances and the non-availability of new naira notes in different parts of the country”.
“Senate reviewed its decision on the earlier directives of the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the closure of all Universities and Inter-University Centres in view of the prevailing circumstances and the non-availability of new Naira notes in different parts of the country and directed that students should vacate the campus effective Thursday, 23rd February 2023 and to resume on Tuesday, 14th March 2023,” the statement reads.
“Senate further directed that other activities of the University should continue to run with particular reference to Provision of skeletal services by staff members from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and other essential services by the University; and students who have registered for their permanent voters’ cards (PVC) in the University should be allowed to stay on the Campus to exercise their franchise.”