Plateau killings – UNIJOS suspends academic activities

Nenmwa Golak reports,

Following the risky and precarious insecurity situation in Jos, the imposition of dusk to dawn curfew, which
has affected the academic activities including the suspension of Second Semester Examinations for the
2019/2020 Academic Session in the University of Jos, the University continued to experience the loss of lives of some of their students.

According to a statement issued and signed by Chief Monday Danjem Registrar said consequently, the Management of the University of Jos, after an emergency
meeting with the Committee of Deans, Directors and Provost on Friday, has approved
the suspension of Examinations for the Second Semester 2019/2020 Academic Session and all Academic
Activities in the University until further notice subject to ratification by the Senate of the University.

He disclosed that Management has also directed the closure of all Students Hostels until further notice stressing that the decision was taken following an Emergency Meeting of Management and the Committee of
Deans, Directors and Provost of the University held on Friday.

The statement added that in view of the intensified
killings of students around the University of Jos area shortly after the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in the
state and also considering that it will be risky to delay security measures to
stop the brutal killings of students and protect the lives of students, and also the high risk involved
in having a Senate meeting in the present risky and precarious security situation in which the brutal killings
of students and staff of the University seem to be on the rise.

“All Students of the University resident in the various Hostels are to return home or safer places until normalcy
is restored. Students are also advised to use safe means of transportation to their respective safer
destinations. We passionately appeal that a joint patrol team of armed soldiers and other law enforcement
agencies should beef up security and ensure that students are adequately protected as they evacuate their
hostels to safe destinations.”

He further noted that students are to note that adequate notice will be given to them when normalcy is fully restored in Jos and
environs to enable them return for the conclusion of their Second Semester Examinations and other academic activities..

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Plateau killings – UNIJOS suspends academic activities

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