UNIJOS has been shut down indefinitely after the rampage that occurred yesterday following the increment in development fees levied on students.The management has released an official statement addressing the issue and citing reason for the closure of the school. Read the full press release by the University Registrar below.
UNIJOS Official Press Release On school shutdown
” On Monday November 24, 2014 students of the University of Jos embarked on a peaceful demonstration against certain issues.
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Management met and issued a release assuring students and members of the University Community that some of the issues raised by the students were nothing but rumours that had no basis. However, certain steps were taken to address all the grievances including the shifting of the Second Semester Examinations with one (1) week and the setting up of a Committee to look at the other issues.
This morning, Tuesday November 25, 2014 students mobilized themselves again and blocked the Bauchi Road Highway and set tyres on fire.
In order to avoid further escalation of the situation, Management met this morning and directed that the University should be closed down until further notice. Students are hereby directed to vacate the hostels on or before 2pm.”
All students are advised to comply with this directive.