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|MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by Beaf: 4:03pm On May 30, 2012|
UNILAG Suspends Academic Activities For Two Weeks
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Wed, 30/05/2012 - 12:23pm | AGENCY REPORT
The Senate of the University of Lagos on Wednesday directed that all academic activities in the institution be suspended forthwith, for two weeks.
The directive is contained in a statement signed by the university's Deputy Registrar, Mr Seth Dare, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to the statement, all students are to vacate their halls of residence, latest by 11.00 on Wednesday, May 30.
``In view of the recent developments on our campuses, the Senate of the University has directed that all academic activities be suspended for two weeks.
``The university security has been mandated to ensure compliance,'' the statement said.
It, however, said that the burial arrangements for the institution's late Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, who died on May 12, would still go on as planned.
Students of the university marched through some major streets in Lagos Mainland on Tuesday protesting the re-naming of the institution after the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Chief M.K.O. Abiola.
The university's new name of Moshood Abiola University was announced by President Goodluck Jonathan in a National Broadcast as part of the activities to mark the 2012 Democracy Day on Tuesday.
Jonathan had explained in his speech that the institution was re-named after the late politician because of Chief Abiola's contributions to the enthronement of democracy in the country.
NAN reports that the students’ protest continued on May 30, with some of them blocking the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
The University of Lagos, which is Federal Government-owned, was founded in 1962. (NAN)
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by Beaf: 4:05pm On May 30, 2012|
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by Beaf: 4:06pm On May 30, 2012|
When they come back, it will still be MAU. Foolish students.
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by PapaBrowne(m): 4:11pm On May 30, 2012|
Beaf: When they come back, it will still be MAU. Foolish students.Instead of them to go and read their books! Dem dey form swagger!!
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by JomoGbomo2: 4:15pm On May 30, 2012|
At least over 24hrs after the clown's pronouncement, the senate still calls it UNILAG. Foolish Beaf.
Is that how you erase all the achievement, reputation, recognition and effort of over 50yrs.
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by wesley80(m): 4:25pm On May 30, 2012|
Beaf: When they come back, it will still be MAU. Foolish students.
Greatest MAUites, please take heart and use the opportunity of this unscheduled vacation to get used to your new name. Perhaps you guys would prefer being Great "MAULAGites"
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by nuclearboy(m): 4:27pm On May 30, 2012|
JomoGbomo2: At least over 24hrs after the clown's pronouncement, the senate still calls it UNILAG. Foolish Beaf.
At times I just wonder whether the president advertised for and employed his greatest enemies as advisers! What you have pointed out is the crux of the matter - UNILAG is a "brand" which may mean nothing to GEJ & co but which all alumni see almost as their Glory!
You can't take that away from them and expect their happiness!
Anyone wants to bet this decision has lost GEJ even more respect, votes etc? As so many have said, if indeed this was not a move at cheap populism which has backfired, a "national hero" should have gotten a "national" honour - Eagle Square, National Stadium Abuja etc or best of all, as a symbol of popular choice in Nigeria, "MKO Villa"to honour the man who deserved it but lost it!
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by PapaBrowne(m): 4:50pm On May 30, 2012|
We are too short sighted in this country. 200 years from now, when all those degrees are worthless, the University will still be here. Many of these things are done for posterity. There are some people we would never have known anything about if not for the honor of recognizing their achievements with something iconic. We have become too selfish in this country. If not for Murtala Mohammed Airport, many folks would never have known nothing about Murtala.
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by Bawss1(m): 5:07pm On May 30, 2012|
Interesting to note that the school authorities still addresses itself as UNILAG
|Re: MAU (fomerly Unilag) Closed Down by JomoGbomo2: 5:25pm On May 30, 2012|
@PapaBrowne, the analogy of MMA and Murtala Mohammed doesn't fit in at all, the airport was completed after the man has died and the airport has no history. UNILAG doesn't just have history, its a Legacy and a National one for that matter.
What we are saying is don't just erase all that for another when you can actually have both. The new nine fed universities can compare with your MMA analogy, they have clean slate.
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