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ASUU strike still pends as UI closed down till further notice

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…asked students to vacate halls of residence immediately 

By Chuks Njoku

The management of University of Ibadan (UI) has ordered an indefinite shutdown of the institution foollowing the recent extension of the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by eight weeks.

The university’s management, in a special bulletin by the Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi, said the ongoing strike had paralysed academic activities.It also ordered all students to vacate the halls of residence with immediate effect.

The bulletin, titled: Notice to Students, reads: “Management, at its meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, deliberated on the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had now been extended by eight weeks.

“As a result, academic activities in the university have become paralysed.

“Consequently, the Vice Chancellor, on behalf of Senate, has directed that the university be closed until further notice.”

“Postgraduate students who have paid their school fees and undergraduate students who are on industrial attachment or practical training are exempted from this vacation notice. Such students are to visit the Office of the Dean of Students for accommodation arrangement.

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

“Management wishes our students safe journey to their various destinations”