Chaos in Abuja as protesting varsity students block roads

Posted by Rukevwe Onoharigho, Abuja | 20 November 2012 | 3,180 times

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The scene in parts of Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja, is now chaotic as angry students of University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) launch a second day of protest.

Traffic is presently at a standstill following the blocking of major roads in the capital city, including exit points, thereby trapping travelers on their way out of Abuja.

Spearheaded by Engineering students of UNIABUJA, the protest started yesterday but was more of a campus show, leading to the postponement of first semester examinations scheduled to start yesterday.

The students are protesting against the prospects of those affected by the refusal of the National University Commission (NUC) to accredit some Engineering, Agriculture and Science courses losing years of schooling as a consequence.

“The situation is chaotic and traffic is at a standstill,” reports a News Express correspondent. “The students allege that those of them in year four face the prospects of losing two years of study. They say that is unacceptable,” the correspondent added. The accompanying photo is that of day one of the protest.

Source: News Express

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