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UI Shut Down Over Protest, Students Ordered Out Of School Premises

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, UI has shut down activities and ordered students to vacate the school premises in 24hours. This is coming after students’ protest against the university authority over what they termed ‘insensitivity of the school management’.

The university’s Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, said that the closure became necessary to avert crisis.

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

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

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

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