From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The University of Jos has suspended academic activities following the tense security situation in Jos the Plateau state capital and its environs.
The University also said ongoing second semester examinations have been suspended till further notice.
This was disclosed in a press statement signed by Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi.
It reads: “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, Management of the University of Jos has approved the suspension of the ongoing Second Semester Examinations for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
“Consequently, all Examinations earlier scheduled between Monday 16th and Saturday 21st , August, 2021 have been suspended until further notice,” the statement read.
The University also advised students to stay put in their hostels while those in the off campus should stay home.
“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 the security agencies and the Plateau State Government to ensure that the lives and properties of members of the University Community especially Students are adequately protected.
“Students that are resident outside the Campuses are also advised to remain at home during this period,” the statement read. The University also advised Staff to remain at home while the 24-hour curfew remains in effect.
“Members of the University Community especially Staff and Students are hereby advised to exercise caution and comply with all security directives during this period,” the statement concluded.