Youth ‘Students” Protest, University of Ibadan (UI) Shut-down

Students of the University of Ibadan, one of the foremost universities in the country on Monday witnessed a complete shut-down over the unlawful, indiscipline protests emanated from the campus students.

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The management of the University of Ibadan has henceforth ordered and directed the students to vacate the campus premises with immediate effect on or before 6pm on Monday.

The management of the university as convened an extra ordinary meeting to look into the matter.

The basis of the protest is yet to be fully unraveled as some of the student’s correspondence disclosed why some students had taken to the front of the campus and major streets of Ibadan in protest, alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management and students affairs division.

The University’s Director of Communications and Publication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, disclosed that the campus closure became necessary in other to avert crisis, break down of law and order in the campus and host community.

Mr. Olatunji Oladejo further disclosed that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had convened an emergency meeting of the university Senate to review the circumstances surrounding the development.

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

He said that undergraduate students are to resume back in school on July 17, while the post graduate 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.

It is therefore uncertain when the university will be reopening for academy exercise.

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