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University of Ibadan Shuts Down as Tension Increases

The University of Ibadan has shut down academic activities and asked students to vacate the university premises before 6:00pm on Monday, May 29.




The institution's management made this announcement following the protest embarked on by the students of the institution.

It was gathered that the students took to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo state to protest against the alleged insensitivity of the University management.

According to reports the director of Communications and Publications of the university, Olatunji Oladejo said closure became necessary in other to avert crisis.

Oladejo said the institution's vice chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had called for 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." Oladejo said.

The director said the undergraduate students are to resume back on campus on July 17 meanwhile post graduate students would continue to stay on campus for their research activities. At a congress during the weekend, the students had reportedly passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations of the institution if they were provided with identity cards.
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