UI SHUT AS STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST MANAGEMENTS INABILITY TO PROVIDE I.D CARDS AND BAN ON ELECTRICAL COOKING APPLIANCES

By DANIEL FAITHFUL M.

The Management of the University of Ibadan resorted to shutting the institution down to prevent a breakout of violence and destruction as students conducted themselves for a peaceful protest yesterday, May 27th, 2017.

BACKGROUND…

The students had complained over managements insensitivity to student’s welfare and gathered for a student congress on saturday were a resolution was passed to embark on a protest on Democracy Day.

Protesting Students

The protesting students demanded for their Identity cards to be given to all students before commencement of the examinations which was earlier scheduled for this week. They also protested against the ban on electrical cooking appliances stating that with the current state of the economy, it os somewhat difficult to afford cooking gas or kerosene. Students also blamed the management over the loss of accreditation of the Department of Pharmacy, which had existed for about 30 years in the premiere university.

 

MANAGEMENT…

The Management of the University after an emergency Senate Session, shut down the school ordering all students to leave before 6:00pm, Monday.

But 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.

Protesting UI students

“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.

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