By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has shutdown the institution and ordered all students to vacate their hostels with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the varsity’s Registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi.
According to Faluyi, the decison to shut down the school was due to the ongoing indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), adding that a new resumption date will be communicated in due course.
“Management at its meeting on Wednesday, 16 March, 2022, deliberated on the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had now been extended by eight (8) weeks.
“As a result, academic activities in the University have become paralysed.
“Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of Senate has directed that the University be closed until further notice.
“Therefore, all students are hereby mandated to vacate the halls of residence with immediate effect.
“Postgraduate students who have paid their school fees and undergraduate students who are on industrial attachment or practical training are exempted from this vacation notice. Such students are to visit the Office of the Dean of Students for accommodation arrangement.
“A new date of resumption will be communicated in due course.
“Management wishes our students safe journey to their various destinations,” the statement read.