UNIBEN Suspends Student Union Over Attack.

UNIBEN Suspends Student Union Over Attack.

Management of the University of Benin has approved the indefinite suspension of the university’s Student Union Government.

A statement by the university’s Registrar, Ademola Bobola, said the suspension was in connection with the attack on the Edo State Labour Party’s candidate, Olumide Akpata, by some students believed to be members of the student union, adding that, the suspension took effect from Monday, April 29, 2024.

The university management also said, it has received the report of the panel constituted to investigate the incidents that occurred in the Faculty of Law and the University’s Senior Staff Club on Friday, April 12, 2024, stressing that, all officers of the students’ union are to hand over all properties of the union in their possession to the Dean, Students’ Affairs not later than 4pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The statement also said, in the interim, a Caretaker Committee composed of representatives of faculties, schools, and institutes have been approved to coordinate students’ activities during the period of suspension.

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