UNN Students, staff win the war against witchcraft…as topic is dropped

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The controversial conference on witchcraft proposed for November 26 and November 27 by the B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has been cancelled by the school authority.
The conference raised so much dust threatening to tear the institution apart as students, lecturers and alumni disagreed on the need for the conference.
Students and staff, who were opposed to the programme held several protests criticizing the conference which some described as evil.
Campaigns were mounted against the conference both online and on campus as leaflets and posters littered Nsukka calling for its cancellation.
Special prayers were also held within and outside the campus against what had been described in some quarters as “the work of the agents of darkness.”
In a deliberate attempt to save the situation and rising tension the Vice Chancellor Professor Charlie Igwe Monday ordered the immediate cancellation of the conference.
In a statement signed by the acting Public Relations Officer, PRO, Okwun Omeaku said the cancellation is in response to the yearnings of the public.
The statement reads: This is to inform the university community in particular and general public that the Vice Chancellor Prof Charles Igwe has directed that the TOPIC for the Interdisciplinary and International Seminar…be dropped forthwith.
“This is in response to the yearnings of the public that have erroneously misconstrued the ideas behind the choice of the topic, and a true demonstration of Management with a listening ear. Other aspects of the programme will run its full course.”

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