ASUU strike: UI shuts down, orders students to vacate hostels


The University of Ibadan (UI) has shut down due to the extended industrial action announced by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The varsity, in a special bulletin addressed to the students on Thursday by the registrar Olubunmi Faluyi, directed them to vacate their halls of residence with immediate effect.

“Management, at its meeting on Wednesday, 16 March, 2022, deliberated on the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had now been extended by eight (8) weeks.

“As a result, academic activities in the University have become paralysed.

“Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, has directed that the University be closed until further notice,” it read.

Faluyi said postgraduate students who have paid their school fees and undergraduate students who are on industrial attachment or practical training are exempted from the vacation notice.

“Such students are to visit the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for accommodation arrangement.

“A new date of resumption will be communicated in due course.

“Management wishes our students a safe journey to their various destinations,” the release added.

The ASUU on Monday, March 14 extended its industrial action by eight weeks, citing inability of the government to meet its demands.