Just In: UI Closed Over Students’ Protest

University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan (UI) has been shut by management of the institution over presents by students against what they described as insensitivity of management.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that management of the institution ordered the closure of the institution Monday, May 29, directing students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm.

It was reported that the students had earlier marched across the streets of Ibadan protesting what they called insensitivity of management to the plight of students.

It could be recalled that students at a congress on Saturday passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examination supposed to have commenced in June, if students were not provided with identity cards. They also requested the authorities to constitute the Students’ Welfare Board and also allow use of cooking appliances had been banned in hostels.

NAN further reported that the Director of Communications and Publication of the University, Olatunji Oladejo, said the University was closed to avert other crisis.

He also said the examination has been shifted to July and undergraduates were to resume back in school on July 17.

View: What I see from this story is that students were protesting because they wanted management to provide ID card to students and also allow cooking appliances in hostels. And they waited until few days to exam before embarking on the protest. What do you think about this action?

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. They made the right choice but they should have considered their exam first because behind every action the student are been affected more.

  2. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    them doing dat protest days before exam,are you now trying to say that they embarked on the strike so as to stop the exam?

  3. chisom Janefrances

    the action they took was never the best way to solve the problem,they suppose to take their exams first before protesting.

  4. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    They are just avoiding exams. why now, why not since April . But the management should pay listening ears to the student regarding the cooking appliances. and exams can be written without the identity card.

    Group 10,quiz No:86, . 100 level.

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