University Of Ibadan Shuts Down Over ASUU Strike

…. Orders To Vacate Hostel

By Ogechi Okorie

Ibadan – The management of the University of Ibadan on Thursday closed down the institution and ordered the to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.

The directive was due to the extended industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Registrar of the institution, Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi, disclosed the position of the management in a special bulletin addressed to the students.

According to the bulletin, “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 the Senate, has directed that the University be closed until further notice,” it read.

Faluyi said post-graduate who have paid their school fees and undergraduate who are on industrial attachment or practical training are exempted from this vacation notice.

“Such are to visit the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for accommodation arrangement.

“A new date of resumption will be communicated in due course.

“Management wishes our a safe journey to their various destinations,” the release added.

Recall that ASUU on Monday 14th March, extended its industrial action by eight weeks, citing inability of the government to meet its demand.

(NAN)

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