Many more universities gave us some controversy, but these 10 are the most memorable.
10 universities that gave us controversy this year
From strikes to EFCC, to rustication, we give you 10 controversial universities in 2016.
1. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).
It's been a busy year for FUTA, but it's mostly for the wrong reasons. The Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi Daramola was called for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following protests from different quarters in the University.
In the thick of all that drama, 23 staff of the University were suspended for rebellious behaviour.
2. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU):
About 110 employees of the university were laid off in 1996. This year, the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja, ordered that the University pay them 2.6 billion naira in damages. The University appealed against the order and we haven't heard the last of this case.
3. Ladoke University Akintola University Of Technology (LAUTECH):
Caught between the politics of Osun and Oyo States, students of the University have spent more time at home this year than in school. Recently, footage leaked where soldiers were attacking protesting students.
4. Adekunle Ajasin University:
Following the death of a student on campus, students of the university shut down school activities in process. When school was shut and students resumed, the staff union went back on strike due to pending pay.
5. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. (FUNAAB)
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, FUNAAB chapter, had to deal with employees who protested against management. Federal Uiversity of Agriculture, Abeokuta, laid of 23 staff of the University.
6. University of Ibadan (UI).
Everyone had their fair share of protests in Nigeria's premier Universities this year. In the first quarter of 2016, students protested lack of basic amenities in school. As if that was not enough, the non-academic staff union later protested lack of payment since January 2016.
7. Ambrose Alli University (AAU).
The management of the school reportedly hiked school fees by about 400% and the students were having none of it. Protests followed.
8. University of Lagos (UNILAG).
This University is the elephant on the list. Early this year, students protested the lack of basic amenities like electricity, water, and even unhygienic school environment. What followed was the rustication of student union leaders and continuous back and forth between both parties
9. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
In the thick of this school's controversy is different unions in the school protesting the appointment of the new VC, to dissolution of boards, and students protesting their shutdown school. It was a busy year of drama at Nigeria's most beautiful campus.
10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Students protested the horrible learning environment, mostly due to lack of basic amenities. The school authorities responded with a shutdown.
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