Following the incessant trouble bedeviling the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the institution has decided to postponed its forthcoming examinations slated for October 12 to 19.
schoolwatch.com.ng recalls that Hundreds of students of the University of Lagos yesterday staged a protest against bed bug, which they said invaded their campus hostels.
The protest as gathered by schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine, started from Marire Hall to New Hall comprising Sodeinde Hall, Eni Njoku,Makama Bida Hall, Madam Tinubu Hall, Fagunwa Hall.
Deputy Registrar (Information) Mr Olagoke Oke who promulgated this to news men said that the institution would change the bed bug infested mattresses and furniture, which led to the protest and fumigate the hostels.
He said: “We cannot fumigate when students are on campus so we would wait for them to go on break before that. But plans are at an advanced stage to procure new mattresses for all the hostels. It is not just one mattress we are buying, but many, so it would take some processes and negotiations. The university is giving the students a one-week postponement of their examinations also.”
Students Union President Abiodun Martins urged management to go beyond yearly fumigation after procuring the mattresses.
Clerk of parliament, Adeonipekun Adeyanju said: “Management has agreed to buy new mattresses and change the bunks in the hostels and also buy a covering for the mattresses to prevent them from easy harm and dirt. However, I would advise them to fumigate every week once they start. Those things can hide anywhere and they have already laid eggs in hidden corners. So they can fumigate every week for a period of one month or even more to be sure they are all gone.”
A tour yesterday showed that the halls of residence are in good shape.
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