Authorities of the University of Jos have suspended academic activities for undergraduate programmes in the institution.
It was learnt on Wednesday that the decision to suspend academic activities in the University was taken during an emergency meeting by the university Senate on Wednesday.
The institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi, was not available to speak on the issue when contacted, but the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in the institution, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, said, “I just heard of the closing of academic activities for undergraduate students in the university and the information is true.”
A member of the university Senate, who attended the meeting where the decision to shut down the academic activities was taken, also confirmed the development.
The Senate member who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, said the post-graduate academic activities in the institution were not affected by the suspension.
The council member said, “The university closed down the hostels about two weeks ago because of insecurity. And now, the school has resumed and students are finding it difficult to come for lectures because they don’t have a place.
“And given that the university is surrounded by a lot of unfriendly neighbours, the Senate met today(Wednesday) and took the decision to shut down the academic activities in the institution for two weeks hoping that the security will improve so that normal academic activities will resume again. But the PG programmes are ongoing because they are not on campus and don’t stay in the hostel.”