Bowen University Closed Indefinitely Due To Students’ Violent Riot

The management of Bowen university Iwo announced earlier this afternoon that the university is to be closed indefinitely, following the violent protest of students of the university yesterday night and early this morning. According to students, what triggered the protest yesterday night was the school’s failure to provide them with electricity to watch Man United football match. This made the students of the private university very angry and they started breaking the louvers in the common room they were gathered in and then they moved their protest to the university premises.

IMG_20140320_093024 IMG_20140320_092227unnamed1 3 (2) IMG_20140320_093113They made sure to destroy most of their classes they defaced the walls by writing abusive languages on them, when a student was questioned on the reason for the whole protest , the student said ;

The school has serious light and water issues , They bring the light around 6am and then take it by 8am and then they bring it again around 8pm till 11pm but yesterday they didn’t put on the generator. Boys have been complaining about it all, and then they created food timetable for us again 7-9 am (breakfast),  12- 3 pm (lunch) and  6-8 pm (dinner).

As the protest was in process in the school premises yesterday night, security guards came out and started  shooting in the air in order to scare students so they would return to their various hostels. In the process some student were caught and put in custody, students went out to protest this morning asking the school authorities to release their fellow students and if they do not release them they were not going to the protest. All students have been asked to leave the school and the students that were caught last night have been released. This is not good for the image of Bowen University atall, and the question ‘what do they use the half a million naira school fees students pay every session for?’ Why can’t the school authorities provide water, electricity, these are basic amenities every human being needs to survive, not to talk about students who should be in a good learning environment .

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