The management of University of Benin on Monday canceled a symposium organized by students of the institution titled “Is Nigeria ripe for a revolution?”
The event organised by students of the Department of International Studies was born out of the recent ''revolution now" protest and believed, debating on it was of national interest.
“Students of the institution who were anticipating the debate, were left stunned when the management of the school came and ordered the students to cancel the debate because of the topic. The students were asked to choose another topic and a new date be fixed for the event.”
One of the organizers was asked if the symposium would still hold in the coming days, he said, “We are making contacts with other members to see how we can still make the debate hold and even bigger by partnering with the Coalition for Revolution.
Meanwhile, the event may have to hold outside the university campus since the school’s management wants to dictate to students how to breathe before giving them a breathing space.
“Hopefully, our plans will go accordingly and we will not allow the management dictate to us what to discuss and what not to especially when the discourse is a national issue which would shape the country and give us the kind of country young people want.”