The students of the University of Nigeria, Enugu
» Campus (UNEC) reportedly staged a protest by
staying away from lectures as a reaction to
months of near absence of electric power supply
in the university.
The Student Union Government of the institution
gave the directive for students to boycott
lectures and other academic activities.
The protest, which began on Monday, June 6, is
coming as the students prepares for the
2015/2016 second semester academic session
According to Leadership, the lecture halls on
campus were locked at around 6:00am with the
signs: ” SUG UNEC , No Light, No Lectures, Keep
Off!!!” on the doors.
UNN Students Protests over Poor power Supply, ngstudents.com
On Sunday, June 5, the student union president,
Emmanuel Ebuka Nwankwo had urged students
to comply with the directive to draw
management’s attention to their plight.
Nwankwo said the “ outcome of the meeting
between the the executive council, speaker and
principal officers of the House of Representatives,
the principal officers of the Senate, the DSP, the
chief judge and all the judges, all faculty and
departmental presidents, fellowship presidents, hall
governors, class representative and indeed all the
student stakeholders has led us to arrive at the
conclusion that it is time to revive the aluta spirit .”
He lamented that the union was tired of
management’s nonchalant attitude to the issue
even after several dialogues.
“With exams drawing closer and the seeming
continuing non-chalance of the university
management the SUG in collaboration with
university stakeholders is declaring a one week sit
at home protest ,” Nwankwo said in the statement.
According him, “ We have been quiet for far too
long. It is time we take our fate into our hands.
There would be no lectures, no exams, no posting,
nothing until we get power .”
“This movement begins Monday 6th and it cannot
succeed without your help. United we stand,
divided we fall. From today onwards our motto is
‘LET THERE BE LIGHT!, ” the statement added.
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