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University of Jos has suspended academic activities as a result of unrest in the state.

The university’s Deputy Registrar, Abdullahi Abdullahi, made this announcement in a statement on Sunday, suspending second semester examinations scheduled to commence on Monday, August 16.

“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 16 and Saturday 21, August, 2021 have been suspended until further notice,” Mr Abdullahi said.

The university urged its students and staff to comply with the curfew, while the state government and security agents work to restore peace in the state.

This comes after Saturday’s attacks on commuters around Jos North Local Government, where 23 persons were reportedly killed and 23 injured.

Read full statement below:

SUSPENSION OF SECOND SEMESTER 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION EXAMINATIONS

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 16 and Saturday 21, August, 2021 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 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.

Similarly, Staff of the University are enjoined to remain at home while the 24-hour curfew remains in effect.

Management wishes to appreciate the Government, Security Agencies as well as members of the public who have shown great concern about the plight of the

University during this difficult period. Members of the University Community especially Staff and Students are hereby

advised to exercise caution and comply with all security directives during this period.

Signed:

Abdullahi Abdullahi

Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications


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