Medical Students Forcefully Ejected From Their Hostel As Exam Approaches.
Students of the faculty of medicine of UNIBEN have been left stranded as the hostel built solely for them is given to students from other faculties.
Medical students of UNIBEN, one of Nigeria’s first generation federal universities have been given till Friday to evacuate the NDDC hostel built for their faculty.
The hostel which was said to be built by Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC to solely accommodate medical students is occupied by less than 10% of them.
The 200, 300, 400 and 500 level students of the faculty who have their professional exams coming up next month are without a place to lay their heads.
According to a source who posted the pictures on Instagram, students are seen flocking outside the hostel building in what can be described as a protest to challenge the decision.
It is also reported that “Rooms are being given to students from other faculties, and medical students have been asked to evacuate the temporary inadequate hostels provided latest by Friday.”
Neither the Vice-Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense nor the school authorities have made any official statement yet.
Recall that the five students were arraigned on Thursday, March 22, at the Ife Magistrate Court 24 hours after the university management reportedly handed them over to the police following the accusation the university management levied against them.
The school authorities on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, accused the students of assaulting university officials, who were instructed to clean and evict female students from Moremi hall, which was said to have been marked for renovation.