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Plateau Killings: UNIJOS Suspends Ongoing Second Semester Examinations



The Management of the University of Jos has suspended the ongoing second semester examination for the 2019/2020 academic session.

Naija News recalls that a militia group had attacked some commuters killing over 20 Muslims and injuring scores on Saturday morning, along Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.

Following the killing, Governor Simon Bako Lalong imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and dusk-to-dawn in Bassa and Jos South local government areas.

In a statement obtained by Naija News on Sunday, Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi, the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the university, said explained that the examinations, slated for Aug. 16 to Aug. 21, have been suspended till further notice.

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, 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 th and Saturday 21 st , August, 2021 have been suspended until further notice.

“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.

“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.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.