UNIJOS Suspends Academic Activities, Shuts Hostels

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The management of the University of Jos has suspended all academic activities in the institution till further notice due to rising insecurity in the Plateau State capital.

All hostels in the school were also shut in a statement released on Friday by Monday Danjem, the Registrar of the university.

Danjem revealed that the decision to suspend academic activities and shut hostels was arrived at the end of the meeting between management and the Committee of Deans, Directors and Provost of the institution on Friday, August 20.

The registrar who advised students to vacate all hostels and go back home, appealed to security agencies to beef up security at the various students location to enable them vacate to their destinations safely.

He said, “The insecurity in Jos, which led to the imposition of dusk-to-dawn curfew has affected the academic activities and forced the university to suspend its second semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic session.

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Students of the university continued to experience attacks from hoodlums, a situation that has led to the death of some of our students.

Consequently, the management of the university, after an emergency meeting with the Committee of Deans, Directors and Provost on Friday, ordered the suspension all academic activities in the university until further notice.

Management has also directed the closure of all students hostels until further notice

The decision, which is in best interest and for the safety of our students, is subject to ratification by the Senate of the University.”

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