The academic board of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, has ordered the immediate closure of the Alexander Brown Hall until further notice.

Olujimi Olukoya, the university’s registrar, made this known in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday.

He said the board considered a situation report with respect to students’ agitation regarding an upward review of the professional training and accommodation fees as approved by the senate.

“In view of the security threat that the students’ action may pose, the board, therefore, recommended an immediate closure of the Alexander Brown Hall until further notice with a review of the situation in two weeks,” he said in the statement.

“Consequently, the vice-chancellor, on behalf of senate has approved the recommendation of the academic board of the College.

“Students resident in the Alexander Brown Hall are, therefore, directed to vacate the hall on or before 12noon of Saturday, April 7, 2018.”

Students’ resident in the Alexander Brown Hall had on April 6 staged a protest over the increase in accommodation fees as approved by the senate.



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