University of Ibadan students protest over identity cards, welfare

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While the rest of us were following Governor Ajimobi’s media briefing, students of University of Ibadan were protesting.

According to information gathered by IBPulse, students in the country’s premier university took to the streets of Ibadan in protest, alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management. This action prompted the management of the institution to shut the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6 p.m.

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Commenting on the development, the university’s Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the closure became necessary to avert crisis. According to him, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, convened an emergency meeting of the university Senate to review the circumstances surrounding the development.

“The University of Ibadan in its wisdom has decided to shift the examination earlier scheduled for June to July, 2017,” Oladejo said.

He revealed that undergraduate students are to resume back in school on July 17, while postgraduate students would continue to stay on campus for their research activities.

The students at a congress on Saturday passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if students were not provided with identity cards.

The students turned out en masse for the protest as shown in this picture

They also asked the authorities constitute the Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow use of cooking appliances that had been banned in the halls of residence. They also demanded that no examination should be conducted without issuance of identity cards to the students.

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