Plateau killings: UNIJOS suspends second semester exams


Following a breakdown of the peace in some parts of Jos, Plateau State after the killing of over 20 people, and forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA, authorities of the University of Jos have suspended ongoing second semester examinations till further notice.

This was revealed in a statement on Sunday signed by its Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi and seen by on Sunday.

According to the statement, “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 on 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 for between Monday 16th and Saturday 21st, 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 lives and properties of members of the university community, especially students, are adequately protected.

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“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.”

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