The management of the University of Ibadan on Monday asked its students to leave the campus immediately, pending when the shortage of water and electricity would be addressed.
The directive was issued to students following an advice from the Committee of Provosts and Deans to the university’s management.
The director of communication of the institution, Muhammed Oladejo, who confirmed the development, said the management only asked the students to proceed on a two-week mid-semester break.
The students of the Independence Hall of the institution had, in the early hours of Monday, staged a protest, complaining about the shortage of water and electricity.
An official of the university, who pleaded anonymity as he was not cleared to speak officially, said, “The mid-semester break was declared as a result of power outage. The outage is also affecting other services on campus, especially water and electricity supply.
“The committee advised the management on the step taken to avert problems as witnessed recently. The mid-semester break will take two weeks. The students living at Independence Hall lodged a complaint and the school authorities decided to take immediate action.”
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