University of Ibadan shuts medical school


The University of Ibadan (UI) on Sunday closed its medical school, directing students to vacate hostels by noon on the same day.

The directive is contained in a release signed by the institution’s Registrar, Olujinmi Olukoya, and made available to journalists in Ibadan.

The release was, however, neither dated nor written on the official letterhead of the university.
According to the release, the Academic Board of the College of Medicine, UI, considered the possible security threat that the students’ agitation against school fees could pose.

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Thus, they recommended the closure.

The release said that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, approved the board’s recommendation and directed that medical students should leave their hostels by noon on Sunday.

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