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Friday, September 16, 2011

University of Ibadan SUG leaders disrupt exam due to Boko Harram Threat

University Of Ibadan Building
THERE was pandemonium at the University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday as student union leaders invaded examination halls to stop the conduct of the ongoing second semester examinations.
Led by their President, Tokunbo Salako, the student leaders cited the failure of the university management to brief them on efforts they had put in place concerning the Boko Haram threat to bomb the institution alongside other universities nationwide.
They also lamented the lack of electricity and water in their halls of residence, saying security has
become threatened on campus following total blackout in the institution.
“How on earth are we expected to perform well when there is no light and water to read for the exam? In fact, the school authorities have kept us in the dark about this story of Boko Haram targeting the university.
“We only got to know about it in the newspapers. The management has not deemed it fit to inform us either through memo or by inviting the student leaders. That is too bad. We all know that terrorists attack where there is a large convergence which is more likely during this examination period. We need more information from the authorities. We need light to move at night, and we need water,” Salako said.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has appealed to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to put machinery in motion to prevent the planned attack on tertiary institutions in the state by Boko Haram.
In the statement signed by its President, Banjoko Ibrahim and made available to The Guardian, NANS said: “We hereby request from you and your good office to do everything possible within your capacity to avoid their plans in all our territories in Oyo-State.”
Following the planned attack on some of the nation’s universities, the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has since beefed up security within the campus.
Vehicles and persons seeking to enter the campus are thoroughly frisked by security personnel before they are allowed entry. 

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