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The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt may reopen the
institution soon if the school environment is conducive for learning, an official has said.
The Deputy Registrar (Information) of the university, Williams Wodi,
said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port
Harcourt on Friday.
He said the Senate, which met recently, only deliberated on results and
“The Senate of the university will meet at the appropriate time and
when they meet, if the school environment is conducive, they will fix a
“But for now, the last meeting they held considered results only – which
means that they did not fix a resumption date based on the variable
information available to them.
“The Senate meets almost every month, and also meet in emergency
session and extra ordinary session if there is any reason for such
“So next time they meet, if they feel it is appropriate and the time is
right, they will direct us to announce the resumption of the university,” he said.
The school was closed on April 11, after students protested “no tuition
no examination” policy, which compelled defaulting students to repeat a
whole academic session.
The violent protest led to the death of a final year student, Peter
Ofurum, who was of the Faculty of Management Sciences.
The protesting students destroyed properties. (NAN)