The Bayelsa State government owned Niger Delta University (NDU) has been shut down, following protests by students over the closing of school fee portal and the wearing of decent dress code.
However, the state Commissioner for Education Dr. Gentle Emelah said the government had intervened on the issues being canvassed by the students .
As at the time of filing this report, the management of the school is locked in a crucial meeting with members of the State House of Assembly at the Assembly complex in Yenagoa.
Sources at the Institution hinted our correspondent that the Vice-Chancellor Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo had earlier ordered the closure, asking students to vacate the campus on or before 3pm this afternoon.
A statement by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Benjamin Joffa said “Following the on-going unrest in the University. I am directed to inform the general public and the university community that academic activities have been suspended indefinitely with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all students are directed to vacate the University Campuses and facilities on or before 3:00pm today (Wednesday July 7, 2021).”
The state government is yet to make any categorical statement before the order for the closure.