Few hours after announcing closure of the University of Benin, the decision has been reversed.
Also reversed is the extra payment of N6,000 fine imposed on students that fail to meet deadline on the payment of N14,000 school fees.
In a statement signed by the Registrar of the University, Mr Ademola Bobola, Prof. Lilian Salami, Vice Chancellor, has tendered unreserved apology to students of the Institution over the purported hike of late payment of school fees.
The statement, which was made available to newsmen reads:
“After due consultation, and in the overall interest of the general students’ body, the Vice Chancellor has, on behalf of Senate, apologized to our dear Students.
“The earlier closure is based on security reports from the Department of State Security (DSS) to avoid the students’ action being hijacked by hoodlums; and thereby prevent any form of breakdown of law and order within and outside the campuses of the University.
“Accordingly, Students are to login into their Kofa page as the extra charges has be reversed.”