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UNIBEN VC: Students Are Threatening To Beat Us Over Closure Of Schools

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Prof Lilian Salami

Following the continuous closure of schools across the country amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 virus, the management of various schools have come out to say they are ready for resumption as standard COVID-19 protocols have been put in place for safe reopening.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof Lilian Salami, on Wednesday, while appearing on NTA news channel, said the school management is ready to resume academic activities in a safe and secure manner.

Salami said she has heard some students say, if schools are not reopened, they will beat up the Vice-Chancellors and start beating up lecturers as well.

She said other Vice-Chancellors may be able to take up the beatings, but she is very sure that she is too fragile to be beaten.

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She also decried the poor funding and decayed infrastructures of public universities, saying the ratio of staff to students is quite large and this has mitigated against proper learning.

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