UNILAG students reject renaming of institution

UNILAG students reject renaming of institution

University of Lagos students on Tuesday morning trooped to the streets in protest at the renaming of their institution after the late Chief Moshood Abiola.
The students trooped to the streets in large numbers after news went round that President Goodluck Jonathan had renamed the school as Moshood Abiola University.
The development angered students and lecturers alike, as they converged in groups, lamenting the development.
Policemen sent to the roads around the university to monitor the situation did not try to stop the protest.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Ade-Rahman Bello, tried in vain to stop the students from trooping to the streets.
They ignored him and marched as far as Ikorodu Road before returning to their hostels.
Some of the students said the sudden change of name of the institution by the Federal Government was “ill-timed and unacceptable.”
The remaning of the institution also caused a buzz on social media as commentators roundly condemned President Jonathan’s action.
Many expressed fears that it would affect the high academic standard of the institution as well as its rating among the world’s universities.