Prior to the time of
the order, the students had earlier taken to the streets of Ibadan in protest,
alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management. In reaction to
this, the management of the University of Ibadan, UI, on Monday shut the
institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm.
Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, told newsmen that
the closure became necessary so as to avert crisis. He said 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, ” Oladejo said.
He further 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
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 to constitute the Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow use of
cooking appliances that had been banned in the halls of residence.