UI Imposes Partial Curfew, Male Visitors To Be Received Outside Halls

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The Management of the University of Ibadan has imposed partial curfew on the campus following robbery incidents in the school environment, taking effect from Wednesday (August 14) between 12 midnight and 5am.

Punch reports that the decision was taken at a meeting of the University Security Committee, which reviewed the current security situation on campus.

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And the outcome was made known in a release signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, directed that all students and members of staff must have means of identification when asked by security operatives.

According to the reports, all male visitors to the three female hostels (Awolowo Hall, Queen Idia Hall and Elizabeth Hall) are to be received outside the halls, while female guests will be screened.

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“A major decision of the committee was to enforce a partial curfew from 12 midnight till 5am as from Wednesday, 14th August, 2019.

“All students and members of staff should be able to produce a means of identification if and when asked by security staff. This partial restriction of movement will be in place until further notice.

“Kindly ensure strict compliance, please, as part of efforts of ensuring the safety of all members of the community.

“In view of recent security situation on the campus, male visitors are henceforth prohibited from entering the above listed female halls of residence.

“The residents of the aforementioned halls can only receive their male visitors outside the hall.

“Female visitors should be screened at the porters’ lodge.”

Recall that the Awolowo and Abubakar Abdulsalam halls were recently invaded by thieves, carting away valuables and leaving some students with injuries.

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