The Nation (Nigeria)

Commotion as UNILAG students vacate hostels

- From Moses Emorinken, Abuja

ATUDENTS of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) yesterday vacated the halls of residence in deference to the directive of the school management.

Our correspond­ents observed most of the students left hostels before the 12pm deadline by the management.

COVID-19 protocols were not observed during the vacating process as students crowded various places in the premises causing traffic jam.

Meanwhile, mixed reactions trailed the directive that students should leave the halls of residence.

Some students lauded the decision. Others condemned the short notice, which they said could endanger their lives.

Falana Esther, 400 level student of Economics, said the school management didn’t do their best and the decision could lead to cases of missing students and a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases around the country.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if after two days, a large number of the students are reported missing or down with illness. The hostel vacation was too rowdy.

“All in a bid to leave the hostel before the stipulated time, a lot of students had to hop into vehicles of strangers and anyone who was willing to help them out.”

For Ayomide Jonathan, a 200 level student of Accounting Department, the decision of the school management was not satisfying as the students had expected authoritie­s to have students undergo some medical tests before releasing them to the larger society.

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