The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has ordered the immediate re-opening of the institution.
The university was shut down on October 9 following protest by students over the murder of their colleagues at Omuokiri village, Aluu, one of the host communities of the institution.
A statement by the Deputy Registrar, Information of the University, Dr. Williams Wodi, said the senate of the school took the decision to re-open the institution at a meeting held last night.
He said the authorities were satisfied that peace had returned to the neighbouring communities and that the security of staff and students were guaranteed.
“I can confirm to you that the Senate met in an Emergency meeting on Wednesday (yesterday) and directed that the University be reopened immediately for resumption of normal academic activities.
“All students have been directed to return to the Campus on between now and the weekend, while lectures will commence on Monday. The resumption was sequel to the return of peace to the University’s neighbourhood, especially Omuokiri, in Aluu.
“The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ajienka, has met with the landlords who have guaranteed the safety of students and staff,” he said.
The university was shut down when the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) led a students protest against the murder of four students of the university at Omuokiri village, Aluu on October 5.
The killings of the students generated national and international interest as the video clips of the murder were broadcast in the social media.
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