Thousands of students of the just renamed University of Lagos have been reported to have gathered to demonstrate and show their displeasure about the change of their school’s name.
President Goodluck Jonathan had announced earlier today that the University has been changed to Moshood Abiola University to honour the late philantopist and politician due to the part he played in Nigeria’s democracy which even led to the loss of his life. The students of the university have therefore voiced their annoyance at the change of the university’s name. They believe the name of the university has been part of its greatness and uniqueness over the years, and believe it isn’t right for anyone to change the name of the school either to honour anyone or in the name of democracy. They reiterated their believe that the school should retain its name no matter what.
The demonstrations are still on.