The authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Monday shut the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6 pm over the students’ protest..
The students had earlier taken to the streets of Ibadan in protest, alleging insensitivity on the part of the university management.
But the university’s Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo, told newsmen that the closure became necessary so as to avert crisis.
He said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had convened an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate to review the circumstances surrounding the development.
Oladejo said: “The University of Ibadan in its wisdom has decided to shift the examination earlier scheduled for June to July, 2017”.
He said undergraduate students are to return to school on July 17, while the post-graduate students would continue to stay on campus for their research activities.
At a congress on Saturday, the students had passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if they were not provided with identity cards.
They also asked the authorities to constitute the Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow the use of cooking appliances that had been banned in the halls of residence.