LASU CRISIS: Students Protest, Attack Vice Chancellor

The second semester examination of Lagos State University (LASU) was disrupted on Thursday, as students went on the rampage, destroying properties in the process.

The protest had started on Wednesday over the closure of the university’s registration portal.

Vice Chancellor of the University, John Obafunwa, was reportedly stoned as he tried to evade the riotous students who had blocked the main gate and made bonfires on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

Information gathered by our correspondent on Thursday that the students threw sticks and stones at Obafunwa’s convoy, as he struggled to escape through an alternative route beside Conoil filling station.

It was gathered that trouble started in the university when the VC decided not to open the registration portal for over 2,000 students who are yet to register their second semester courses, as exams was to begin Thursday, even though the banks are still collecting school fees from students, whose hope of registering gets slimmer by the day.

According to the students, only 708 were able to register before the portal was shut again, leaving 1,292 students to their fate.

Sources said when the Students Union Government (SUG) went to plead on behalf of the students, the VC was reported as saying those yet to register are insignificant and would automatically have to carry the session over, a statement which infuriated the students and they decided to take the laws into their hands.

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