The management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) has been forced to postpone the first semester examinations which were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17 due to protest by students of the institutions.
Report revealed that students of the institution held a peaceful protest on Sunday morning to criticise the sudden fixing of the examinations without adequate lectures. They were also worried that many of them might be denied participation as the data system is yet to capture those who have tuition.
In a press release issued on Sunday night and signed by the Registrar of the university, Mr. Akin Arogundade, a new date for the exams is now Monday, July 1.
According to the statement, the postponement is to ensure adequate security of lives and property on campus and its surroundings.
“Consequently, all academic activities on campus has been postponed until Monday, July 1, 2019, while students are expected back on campus on Sunday, June 30, 2019,” the statement said.
The statement also directed all students preparing for exams to ensure payment of all necessary fees, as evidence of payment would be used for clearance and examination permit.
“The University community, parents and guardians are assured of adequate security on campus as well as the safety of staff and student,” it said.