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University of Ibadan: Institution shut down after students protest

The management on Monday, May 29, directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm, NAN reports.
The University of Ibadan has been shut down after students protested alleged insensitivity of the management.
The management on Monday, May 29, directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm, NAN reports.
The students were said to have taken to the streets of Ibadan, theOyo State capital, demanding the management to lift the ban on the use of cooking appliances in halls of residence.
At a congress on Saturday, May 27, the students had 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.
Announcing the closure of the institution, the University’s spokesman,Olatunji Oladejo, said it became necessary in order to avert crisis.
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He said the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Idowu Olayinka, has 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 told NAN.
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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