CLOSURE OF THE UNIVERSITY DUE TO THE DISTURBANCE OF PEACE AND THREAT TO LIVES AND PROPERTY ON CAMPUS BY SOME STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTION (UI) AND OTHER STUDENTS FROM NEARBY INSTITUTIONS
It is evident from the events of Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 April, 2016 that some students of the University of Ibadan, and persons who claimed to be members of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South West Zone from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Federal Cooperative College, Eleyele, Ibadan, Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan and Federal School of Statistics, Ibadan, are determined not only to disturb the much cherished peace and tranquility on campus, but to threaten the lives and property of the entire University community.
These elements are operating dangerously by the heavy masks most of them are wearing, thereby threatening the peace and security of innocent students who are law abiding and staff at their various places of work.
Majority of these persons have been going round the campus to disrupt classes and assaulting students and lecturers from their classes and offices. Fresh in the memory are the disruptions and vandalism at the Departments of Anatomy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Physics, Archaeology and Anthropology, to mention just a few. It has been gathered that these persons are going under the fathom claim of a one semester rustication of a student who ordinarily should have been expelled for gross misconduct, as well as power outages and inadequate provision of water, which the University Management is working round the clock to address.
Based on the foregoing, and the need to protect the cherished lives and property on campus, University Management has decided, after wide consultation, that all students are to proceed on break until further notice.
Consequently, all students are to vacate their respective Halls of Residence and classes on or before 4.00 p.m. today, Tuesday, 26 April, 2016.
Any student found in the Libraries, Halls of Residence or classes stands the risk of outright expulsion.
O. I. Olukoya, MNIM, FPA
Registrar & Secretary to Council