The Benue State University, Makurdi, has been shut down indefinitely.
In a statement signed and released by the Registrar of the institution, Dr. Mrs. Mfaga Modom who announced the closure of the school stated that the closure is connected to the decision of the students to close the entry gates of the school on Monday morning.
The statement reads thus;
Following the closure of all the university entry gates by students on Monday, 2nd September, 2019 despite all entreaties by the University Management, the Vice-Chancellor/Chairman of Senate on behalf of the Senate of the Benue State University, Makurdi has approved the closure of the University with immediate effect”, the statement said.
Though the cause of the students’ action was not known to this newspaper, but the management said its swift decision to shut down the university, was “to avoid further breakdown of law and order in and around the University campus”.
The statement also directed all students to “vacate the campus latest 4.00 p.m. today, Monday, 2nd September, 2019”.