UPDATE: University of Abuja shut indefinitely

Channels Television  
Updated April 4, 2012

The University of Abuja has been shut indefinitely following protests by students of the school over the suspension of four non-accredited courses by the minister of education.

A statement signed by the registrar of the school Mohammed Modibbo however says the university was closed for students to go on Easter break with effect from Wednesday 4 April 2012. The statement advised students to vacate the hostels before 6pm.

Students of the University of Abuja had protested against the suspension of four courses run by the institution.

The Federal Government had on Tuesday suspended some courses in the university. These courses include Medicine, Veterinary medicine, Engineering and Agriculture.
The departments offering these courses have failed to get accredited by the National Universities Commission and many students have therefore been unable to graduate from them for years.

The protesting students have obstructed traffic on the expressway outside the permanent site and refused people access into the university. The expressway is one of the major entry routes into Abuja and also leads to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Traffic to and from Abuja on that axis has been halted.