*puts security on alert
By; BAYO AKAMO ,Ibadan
The Management of University of Ibadan on Sunday alerted that it has uncovered alleged plans by some of the Institution’s students to distrupt its semester examinations slated to commence on Monday, January 8.
The University of Ibadan Management in a statement titled ” Attempt by NANS to distrupt the forthcoming Semester Examinations beginning 8 January, 2018″ signed by the Univrrsity’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka dated Sunday, January 7 stated that the said students are planning to carry out the disruption of the semester examinations under the aeiges of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS).
“Further to the Special Meeting of Senate of the University of Ibadan held on Friday, 5 January 2018 and the unanimous decision to proceed with the Semester Examinations, which has since been published, the University Management has received reliable security reports which require urgent attention. Ojo Aderemi, a 200 Level student of the Department of History, who served as President of the Students’ Union from 8 to 29 May 2017 and his sympathisers under the aegis of NANS are planning to disrupt the Examinations.” it said.
The UI Management added in the statement that the Institution’s Senate “has since suspended the activities of the Students’ Union since May 30, 2017.” and that ” the suspension is still in effect and anyone who parades himself or herself as an official of a non-existing group does so at his or her own risk.”
According to the Management, “the Security Agents have been put on alert” on the alleged plans by some students to disrupt the semester examinations, stressing that nonetheless, “the generality of Students who are law-abiding and are prepared and ready for their examinations should remain calm, conclude revision of their lecture notes and go in for their examinations.”
“We should not allow anarchists disrupt the relative peace we have on the Campus. Many of these professional ‘students’ having nothing to lose if there is a further disruption of our academic calendar.Meanwhile, I wish you every success in your Semester Examinations.”