The management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State, has suspended its ongoing second-semester exams over the unrest caused by the killing of 22 Muslim travellers in Jos on Saturday.
According to a statement released by Abdullahi Abdullahi, the university’s Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, on Sunday, all exams scheduled to hold between August 16 and 21 are “suspended until further notice”.
“Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos metropolis, which has led the Plateau State Government to impose a 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government Area, the management of the University of Jos has approved the suspension of the ongoing second-semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic session,” the statement reads in part.
“Consequently, all examinations earlier scheduled for between Monday, 16, and Saturday, 21 August, 2021, have been suspended until further notice.”
In compliance with the state government’s directives, UNIJOS students are also advised to remain in their hostels until the situation is calmed.
“All Students of the university residing in the various hostels are hereby strongly advised to remain within their hostels of residence and avoid unnecessary movements as management has been working round the clock in close collaboration with security agencies and the Plateau State Government to ensure that lives and properties of members of the university community, especially students, are adequately protected,” Abdullahi noted.
“Students that are resident outside the campus are also advised to remain at home during this period.”
According to Frank Mba, the Nigeria Police Force spokesman, 20 people suspected to have been involved in the attack have been arrested.
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