JUST IN: Uniben Varsity suspends student union indefinitely


The management of the University of Benin has approved the indefinite suspension of the Student Union Government of the institution.

The university in a statement issued late last night by the Registrar, Ademola Bobola, said the suspension took effect from yesterday, Monday April 29, 2024, reports Daily Sun.

“The University management 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 12 April, 2024.

“After due consideration of the report by the management, the Vice Chancellor has approved the suspension of the University’s Students Union.

“The suspension which is

indefinite, takes immediate effect, that is, from Monday 29h April, 2024.

“Accordingly, all officers of the students’ union are to handover all properties of the union in their possession to the Dean, Students’ Affairs not later 4.00pm on Tuesday 30 April, 2024.

“In the interim, a Caretaker Committee composed of representatives of faculties, schools and Institutes has been approved to coordinate students’ activities during the period of suspension.

“The above directive of the Vice Chancellor is hereby communicated for the attention of the University community and compliance of the erstwhile union officers as appropriate”, the statement said.

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