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Caleb University has been shut down due to the riot!

published on Friday, 16 May 2014

Following the students' protest, 2days ago,Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, has been shut down.

I heard the protest began after an official of the school tried to stop a Muslim student from praying in the school, which is a Christian school.

The VC of the university, Prof. Ayo Olukoju, announced that the school will be shut down temporarily but will re-open on June 2nd. Speaking to Punch he said; "We have rules and regulations in the school and all the students agreed to abide by them. These rules are in the student handout. Before now, we have been applying appropriate sanctions against students who default in any of these rules. We wanted to enforce one of such sanctions on Wednesday before this crisis escalated. Please, the crisis has nothing to do with religion. It has nothing to do with being a Christian or a Muslim. People, especially female students even went to their worship centres on campus on Wednesday to pray after the incident. Again, I tell you this action was carried out by the male students alone."