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Insecurity: UNIJOS Shuts Down Activities

The management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) in Plateau state has suspended academic activities in the institution till June 7 amid concerns over insecurity.

In a statement on Wednesday, Monday Danjem, the institution’s registrar, said the decision followed an emergency meeting by the varsity’s senate.

According to him, the measure became necessary due to the report given by the institution’s chief security officer and the advice of the state commissioner of police.

“Senate unanimously ratified the decision of Management that all students Hostels should remain closed to both undergraduate and Post-graduate students pending the receipt of a favourable security report from the Office of Plateau State Commissioner of Police,” the statement read.

“That 2nd-semester lectures for undergraduate students be suspended until 7th of June 2021 pending a review of the security situation.

“That Postgraduate students are to continue with their academic activities.

“Senate directed that the Directorate of Physical Facilities should make use of the period of the absence of students to fix up all necessary repairs in the hostels.”

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