The University of Ibadan (UI) has been shut down after students protested an alleged insensitivity on the part of management.

The students have been asked to leave campus on or before 6pm.

According to NAN, Olatunji Oladejo, university’s director of communications and publication, said that an emergency meeting of the school’s senate was called to look into the circumstances surrounding the development.

Oladejo explained that the closure of the institution became necessary in order to avert a crisis.

He said that undergraduate students are to resume on July 17, while the postgraduate students would continue to stay on campus for their research activities.

“The university of Ibadan, in its wisdom, has decided to shift the examination earlier scheduled for June to July 2017,” Oladejo said.

On Saturday, the students at a congress had passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if they were not provided with identity cards.

They also asked the UI management to constitute a students’ welfare board and allow the use of cooking appliances that had been earlier banned in the halls of residence.



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