18th March, 2022
By Ibukun Emiola/Ibadan
University of Ibadan (UI) has been closed down due to the extended industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Registrar of the institution, Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi, on Thursday made the position of the management known in a special bulletin addressed to the students.
According to the bulletin, students have been asked to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.
“Management, at its meeting on Wednesday, 16 March, 2022, deliberated on the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had now been extended by eight (8) weeks.
“As a result, academic activities in the University have become paralysed.
“Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, has directed that the University be closed until further notice,” it read.
Faluyi said post-graduate students who have paid their school fees and undergraduate students who are on industrial attachment or practical training are exempted from this vacation notice.
“Such students are to visit the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for accommodation arrangement.
“A new date of resumption will be communicated in due course.
“Management wishes our students a safe journey to their various destinations,” the release added.
ASUU on Monday 14 March, extended its industrial action by eight weeks, citing inability of the government to meet its demands.