Niger Delta University Shuts Down Over School Uniform Protests
The Niger Delta University, NDU, Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, has been shut down indefinitely following protests by aggravated students after management introduced uniforms for its undergraduates.
This came after the management of the Bayelsa State-owned institution approved the dressing code for undergraduate students while on campus, a development the latter resisted.
According to the shutdown notice, “Everyone has been asked to vacate the school premises before 3 pm today(Wednesday) to forestall breakdown of law and order.”
The notice reads: “The Vice-Chancellor Of The Niger Delta University Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo has on behalf of the Senate ordered the closure of the university due to unruly behaviour from students. The University is hereby closed indefinitely and all students are to vacate the campus before 3 pm today.”
A senior lecturer noted anonymously, “the shut down is indefinitely pending when we sort out issues.”
The students of the university had on Monday and Tuesday staged a protest within the university campus to kick against the decision of the management of the school to introduce a dress code and uniforms for students.