Management of the University of Ibadan has asked all its students to immediately vacate campus until the spread of the coronavirus is effectively brought under control.
This is as it prayed that primary and secondary schools within the campus are shut down.
This was contained in the university’s release, signed by its registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi, dated March 19, 2020.
However, the university held that Students’ Affairs Division of the University will see to the possibility of making special arrangements for international students who are unable to vacate their hostels.
While off-campus, the university enjoined staff and students to adhere strictly to health safety measures, social distancing, use of sanitizers, regular washing of hands.
The statement further read, “This is to inform the University Community that the Board of Health of the University of Ibadan at its meeting of Thursday, 19 March 2020 considered the state of the coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria.
“As a health safety precautionary measure, it recommended that all students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) vacate the Campus immediately.
“The Vice-Chancellor has approved this recommendation on behalf of the Senate.
“Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the campus with effect from Friday, 20 March 2020. The institution will remain closed to students until further notice.
“However, the Students’ Affairs Division of the University will see to any need to make special arrangements for international students who are unable to vacate their hostels.
Similarly, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Friday ordered the indefinite closure the institution.
A statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that all students of the University have been directed to proceed on break, and those in the University’s halls of residence have been asked to vacate their hostels and go home.
The statement added that students are expected to be vacate their hostels and the campus from Monday, 23rd March, 2020, latest by 5:00pm.
“In view of this, parents and guardians of our students are advised to ensure that their children and wards comply fully with the order.