University Of Ibadan Sends Students Packing Following Protests Over ID Cards, Cooking - 4 years ago
The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Monday ordered students of the institution to vacate the campus latest by 6pm following the outbreak of protests in the school. UI’s Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo told newsmen that the closure became necessary so as to avert a crisis. Students of the premier university had earlier staged a protest on the streets of Ibadan lamenting what they tagged the insensitive disposition of the university management to their security and welfare. A student congress held on Saturday had passed a resolution that steps be taken to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if students were not provided with identity cards and allowed to use cooking appliances within the halls of residence. Oladejo in a statement issued Monday afternoon however denied the allegation and stated that the university’s 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, ” Oladejo said. It is not the first time that management of the University of Ibadan has closed down the school following student protests. Vanguard reports that undergraduate students are to resume on July 17 while postgraduate students would be allowed to stay on campus for their research activities.