Just after being in the news for the tragic death of one of its students, the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, is in the news again as students shut down the school and cripple academic activities as they protest the continuous infestation of bedbugs and mosquitoes in their hostels.
Some of the students had come out of their hostels as early as 3:00am to express their disgust over the recent development, which they believe has constituted a great deal of nuisance to their stay in the hostels.
It was gathered in a chat with Naij.com, that of the students identified as Evans King, explained that the bed they’re using are those that have been put in their hostels since 2012, when Lagos state hosted the National Sports Festival without adequate replacements.
Furthermore, the 400-level Chemical Engineering student, criticised the institution’s management for refusing to come to the aide of the crying students, as he believes that things should be done in an orderly manner and not by incessant protests over trivial issues as this.
In his words: “the students had started this protest since about 3:00am this morning and it lasted for two hours before they went to bed, trying to kill the bedbugs and mosquitoes in their hostels.
“This is quite unfair to us, because some of these students pay as much as #8000 for bed space, and this is what they get?
“The last time they did fumigation was last year and the beds were not replaced with new ones since the Eko Festival in 2012. I believe the school management should come to the aide of the students, because we cannot keep protesting over very minute or trivial issues.
“How can we have bedbugs in our hostels? This is really saddening,” he said.
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