After Students’ Violent Protest UNIJOS Authorities Shut Down Schooleducation, Latest News, News Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
After a renewed protest by the students over alleged hike in tuition fees, the school authorities Tuesday ordered the closure of the University of Jos to forestall further breach of peace in the campus.
Tuesday’s protest prompted violent encounter between the Police and undergraduates of the institution. The security personnel used tear-gas to disperse thousands of students who barricaded the school gate who made bonfire on the streets.
The school management directed that all students in the hostels should vacate on or before 2pm after the closure order.
The University, which second semester examinations were billed for Monday, the 24th of November 2014 but later shifted to the 1st of December due to Monday protest.
The institution’s Registrar, Barr. Jilli-Dandam, in a press statement issued Tuesday and made available to AFRICAN EXAMINER in Jos the Plateau State capital, the students were advised to go home and await further instructions while the seven-member Committee constituted to look into the students’ complain has begun its assignment.
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