Metro Niger Delta University Shut Down Over Students' Unrest



The Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) was yesterday shut down until further notice due to students’ unrest, which disrupted administrative and academic activities on the campus.

It was gathered that property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the protest said to have been organised by the final year engineering students.


Sources said the students were protesting against the management’s decision not to allow the final year engineering students graduate without passing the courses they carried over from the General Studies Department in their lower classes.

However the Vice Chancellor, Professor Humphrey Ogoni, in a circular directed all the students to proceed on mid-semester break immediately to avoid any break down of law and order on the campus.