By Osahon Osahon
Executives of the Students’ Union of University of Benin (UNIBEN) have been suspended by the institution’s Senate, over alleged insubordination.
The University in a statement on Tuesday by its Public Relations Officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, said the action was taken at the meeting of the Senate, to forestall breakdown of law and order in the University.
It accused the students’ union leaders of allegedly planning to protest against the adjusted academic calendar.
According to the statement: “The Students’ Union executive of the University of Benin has been suspended and a caretaker committee is to be put in place.
“Consequently, the account of the Union has been suspended and their secretariat sealed.
“All members of the erstwhile students’ Union executives are to hand over their students’ union identity cards to the chief security officer of the University immediately.
“They are also to vacate the privileged hostel accommodations accorded them latest 6:00 pm today, Tuesday, 30th March, 2021.
“The Senate praised the majority of the students who have resisted attempts by the students’ union executives to drag them into unwarranted agitations.
“The Senate wishes the students the best in their ongoing examinations and a restful break from the 1st of April, 2021, until their return to campus for the second semester on 18th April, 2021,” the statement added.