Management of University of Jos,Unijos has announced the immediate suspension of her ongoing examinations.
Students of University of Jos are writing their second semester examination for the 2019/2020 academic session.
Daily Dates Nigeria recalls that the Governor of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria, Simon Lalong had imposed a 24 hour curfew in Jos North LGA where 22 Muslims were killed on Saturday.
The curfew is coming scarcely 24-hours after the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North, Bassa and Jos South LGAs.
Lalong said his decision was necessitated by security reports, “which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government”.
The Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the university, Abdullahi Abdullahi announced this in a statement.
Abdullahi explained that the examinations, slated for Aug. 16 to Aug. 21, have been suspended till further notice.
“Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos which has made government to impose a 24-hour curfew in Jos North, 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 to hold between Monday August 16 and Saturday August 21, have been suspended until further notice.
“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.
“Management is working in collaboration with the security agencies and the government, to ensure that the safety of lives and properties of members of the university community, particularly students, are adequately protected.
“Similarly, students that are resident outside the campus, and members of staff, are also advised to remain at home while the 24-hour curfew remains in effect,” The statement read.
Abdullahi thanked the state government and security agencies for ensuring the safety of students and staff of the university at all times