Unijos shut down over insecurity


The University of Jos have ordered students on campus to vacate their hostels with immediate effect following increasing insecurity.
The University also announced the suspension of all academic activities for the 2019/2020 session pending improvement in the security situation.
Jos city has been facing serious security challenges following the killing of over 20 communities along Rukuba road on August 14, 2021.
The state government had imposed a 24 hour curfew in Jos North Local Government Area following the killings to curb the escalation of violence.
However, despite the curfew, several people, including some students of the university were killed by some people.
The university, in a statement on Friday by the Registrar, Monday Danjem, said the management has directed the closure of all students hostels until further notice.
Part of the statement read:“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 our students.
“Consequently, the Management of the University of Jos, after an emergency meeting with the Committee of Deans, Directors and Provost on Friday, 20th August, 2021, 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.
“Management has also directed the closure of all Students Hostels until further notice.
“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; the life or security of every student matters to the management of the University of Jos and other stakeholders.
“Students are to note that adequate notice will be given to them when normalcy is fully restored in Jos and environs to enable them to return for the completion of their second-semester examinations and other academic activities.”


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