Authorities at the University of Ibadan have closed down the school following students protest. In a broadcast today, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka stated that the closure is to forestall the breakdown of peace on campus.
All undergraduates have been ordered to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today. The Vice Chancellor however said that postgraduate students can continue with their lectures. The Institution had earlier fixed first Semester examination for Tuesday, but has now postponed it to the seventeenth of July.
Students had earlier today blocked major highway on Mokola-UI-Ojoo in protest, alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management. 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 constitute the Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow use of cooking appliances that had been banned in the halls of residence.
The university’s Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, has however said that the Vice Chancellor has convened an emergency meeting of the university Senate to review the circumstances surrounding the development.