University Of Ibadan Shut Down, Students Directed To Vacate Campus

University Of Ibadan Shut Down, Students Directed To Vacate Campus

The management of the University of Ibadan on Monday
has shut down the institution and directed the
students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the students
had earlier taken to the streets of Ibadan in protest,
alleging insensitivity on the part of the university

But the university’s Director of Communications and
Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, told NAN that the closure
became necessary in order to avert crisis.

He said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had
convened an emergency meeting of the university
Senate to review the circumstances surrounding the

“The University of Ibadan, in its wisdom, has decided to
shift the examination earlier scheduled for June to July,
2017 , ” Oladejo said.

He said that undergraduate students are to resume
back in school on July 17, while the postgraduate
students would continue to stay on campus for their
research activities.

The students at a congress on Saturday passed a
resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if
students were not provided with identity cards.

They also asked the authorities constitute the
Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow use of cooking
appliances that had been banned in the halls of
residence. (NAN)

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