The management of the University of Jos has announced the suspension of the institution’s ongoing second semester examinations which had begun on Monday 9th August, 2021. The suspension is due to the recent security challenges and tension in Jos, Plateau state capital.

The management has therefore advised both staff and students (within the school hostel and off campus) to remain at home till further notice.

Recall that yesterday, about 22 persons were reportedly killed in Rukuba which has aroused tension in parts of the state. The state government earlier today announced a 24 hours curfew in Jos North, Bassa and Jos South local government areas of the state in a bid to curtail the security situation.

The Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the University of Jos, Abdullahi Abdullahi issued the following press statement to the university staff, students and the general public on behalf of the institution.

Read below:

Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos
Metropolis which has led the Plateau State Government to impose a 24-hour
curfew in Jos North Local Government Area, Management of the University of Jos
has approved the suspension of the ongoing Second Semester Examinations for
the 2019/2020 Academic Session. Consequently, all Examinations earlier
scheduled between Monday 16th and Saturday 21st, August, 2021 have been
suspended until further notice.

All Students of the University residing in the various hostels are hereby strongly
advised to remain within their hostels of residence and avoid unnecessary
movements as Management has been working round the clock in close
collaboration with the security agencies and the Plateau State Government to
ensure that the lives and properties of members of the University Community
especially Students are adequately protected. Students that are resident outside
the Campuses are also advised to remain at home during this period.

Similarly, Staff of the University are enjoined to remain at home while the 24-hour curfew remains in effect.

Management wishes to appreciate the Government, Security Agencies as well
as members of the public who have shown great concern about the plight of the
University during this difficult period.

Members of the University Community especially Staff and Students are hereby
advised to exercise caution and comply with all security directives during this

Abdullahi Abdullahi
Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications

See Official Document Below