The Senate of the University of Benin has closed down the school temporarily after the students began protests against a school fees hike.

A statement signed by the university’s public relations officer, M. O. Osasuyi, ordered that “all students at Ugbowo and Ekenwan campuses should vacate the hostel and campus not later than 6:00pm today, Thursday 23rd November, 2017 for security reasons.”

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The protest had been arranged by the university’s Student Union Government, to protest the hike in some university fees, including hostel maintenance fee and price of bread on campus.

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