Following protests by students over the lack of water and electricity, the University of Calabar has shut down temporarily.
The two-week closure was disclosed by a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Moses Abang, stating that, all students are instructed to vacate the hostels on or before 6pm on Monday.
The statement reads, “The management of the University of Calabar has announced a two week mid semester break for all students of the University with effect from today, 12th October, 2015.
“Students are expected to vacate the hostels on or before 6 pm to enable management address the issues raised by the students.
“Normal academic activities would resume on Friday 30th October 2015. No students should be found on campus, especially within the hostels are 6pm today.”
It will be recalled that earlier today, the protest, which reportedly began at about 5.30 am, created panic and confusion as workers and traders got stranded along the adjoining roads linking the university, especially Etta Agbor and Mary Slessor roads.