AUTHORITIES of the University of Ibadan (UI) have slated the re-opening of the premier university for Sunday, May 27 and the resumption of academic activities for Monday, May 28.
In an advertorial signed by the registrar of the institution, Olujimi Olu-koya, the management of the university said the resumption followed the restoration of municipal services like water and electricity to the school.
Giving a current situation report in the tertiary institution, the registrar said power situation had been improved upon.
The release said the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) would complete its task on installations at Shasha substation on June 8
According to him, the authorities of the university had also fixed a generating set at the water treatment plant in the school, to aid free flow of water, while boreholes had been sunk in designated areas, in addition to the water tankers being made functional.
Pandemonium this morning erupted at the Nigeria’s Premier University – the University of Ibadan, as students took to the streets within the university to register their grievances and dissatisfaction over the epileptic power supply both from the PHCN and the university maintenance section.
The protest led by the newly inducted Students’ Union Executives started around 7am resulting to the closure of the institution’s main gate and lecture halls.
The protesters also barricaded the Sango-Ojoo road opposite the varsity main gate.
Motorists and other road users had to take alternative routes along Agbowo and Bodija road to their different destinations.
Meanwhile, anti-riot policemen and soldiers have been deployed outside the varsity main gate and on the Sango-Ojoo road to forestall any breakdown of law and order.