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  • Samson Omale

Plateau Insecurity: University of Jos Suspends All academic Activities

The Management of the University of Jos has suspended all academic activities until further Notice.

The management of the institution took the decision on Friday based on what it calls "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 a statement signed by the Registrar of the University, Chief Monday Danjem it confirmed that the University has continued to experience the death of many students caught in harms way following Saturday 14th August attacks which led to the death of over 23 persons.

The Management of the University met on Friday with the Committee of Deans, Directors and Provost where the 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.

Part of the decision taken at Friday's emergency Management meeting was the closure of all Students Hostels until further notice.

Many students have been killed in cruel and gruesome circumstance with these killings captured on video and their pictures taken and circulated on social media.

The registrar of the University added that "in view of the intensified killings of students around the University of Jos area shortly after the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in the state on Monday, 19th August, 2021, and also considering that it will be risky to delay security measures to stop the brutal killings of students and protect the lives of students, and also considering the high risk involved in having a Senate meeting in the present risky and precarious security situation in which the brutal killings of students and staff of the University seem to be on the rise".

Chief Dajem added that "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".

The school authority has also appealed to the security agencies to urgently deploy a joint patrol team of armed soldiers and other law enforcement agencies to beef up security and ensure that students are adequately protected as they evacuate their hostels to safe destinations

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