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 16th and Saturday 21st, August, 2021 have been suspended until further notice.
This was contained in a statement obtained by The Sight News and signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi.
All Students of the University residing in the various hostels were strongly advised to remain within their hostels of residence and avoid unnecessary movements.
According to him, the 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.
He further noted that, “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”, the Statement ended.
Recall that on August 14, 2021, a convoy of commuters was attacked leading to the killing of 23 persons, along Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area.
There were reports that indicated that, “23 of those attacked lost their lives while 23 persons sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment. 26 others were rescued unhurt. So far, 20 suspects have been arrested and the security agencies are conducting investigations to get to the bottom of the matter”, a statement issued by the state Governor, Dr. Simon Lalong on Saturday, August 15, 2021 disclosed.
The Governor also noted that, “This is purely a criminal conduct and should not be given any ethnic or religious colouration”.