University of Ibadan reopens 20 June

Jun 9 2016 - 5:14pm

University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan

The Senate of the University of Ibadan on Thursday approved the re-opening on June 20 of the University for academic session after a six-weeks closure over students protests.

The Senate meeting presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said that examinations would commence on July 4.

The Director of Communication, Mr‎ Olatunji Oladejo, who confirmed the development, said that the decision to reopen the institution was reached by the committee of Provost, Deans and Directors.

According to the Senate, the university’s administration would hold an interactive session with the students’ union body before they would be allowed into the campus.

The committee said that there was the need for the students to abide by the matriculation oath and conduct themselves in a responsible manner.

The VC said that the premier university would apply sanctions prescribed in the laws of the university on any erring students.

He lamented that the university had lost eight weeks to the crisis which led to the closure adding that the session would now end around Jan. 11, 2017, as against October 2016, in the original academic calendar.

“This also means that those who are supposed to graduate and do convocation this year would now have to wait till next year,’’ he said.

Olayinka, said the management would work within the limits of resources available to provide for the utilities while urging students to be committed to their academic pursuit.

The University was shut indefinitely on April‎ 6, following students’ restiveness as they expressed their displeasure over the suspension of a union leader, by the Students’ Disciplinary Committee and the non-availability of some amenities needed on the campus.

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