UI VC Appeals To Protesting Students

 

Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has appealed to the students to choose the part of peace in making their demands, saying further extension of the academic calendar would not be in their interest.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan and signed by the vice chancellor.

The students shut the school down some weeks ago following protests.

The school would now resumes on July second.

The statement noted that after the student protests, stakeholders of the university met and agreed that the institution should reopen “to fulfill the vision of the university”.

It stated in part; “The calendar occasioned by the five-week break implies that the current session is expected to end on 29 January, 2018; this already has far-reaching implications for our final year students who should normally proceed to the Law School or the National Youth Service Corp Scheme during the last quarter of 2017.

” In addition to the other regular hours, the University Librarian has made arrangements for the Kenneth Dike Library to open from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Sundays.

“The Director of Works will also deploy mobile generators to strategic lecture theatres for students who may be interested in overnight readings.

“It is gratifying to note that from the reports reaching the University Management, the vast majority of students are very willing and eager to return to the Campus and sit for their First Semester Examinations as already contained in the revised Academic Calendar which has been published on the University Website (www.ui.edu.ng).