Education

UNIJOS suspends ongoing exams over Plateau killings

The authorities of University of Jos, Plateau State, have reportedly suspended the school ongoing second semester examination, after the killing of over 20 people on Saturday, Newspremises reports.

This forced the state government to declare a dusk to dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of the state.

The university made this known in a statement issued by its Deputy Registrar for Information and Publication Abdullahi Abdullahi, on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

The sultan of Sokoto has since condemned the incident, see what he said here .

The statement read:

“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, the 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.

It added: “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.”

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