UNIUYO Shuts Down Following Death Of Student


The University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down following the death of a student in a suspected cult clash.


The student was said to be a 300 level student of the department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences.


Another student was also reported to have sustained serious injuries in the crisis.


The crisis, which has created intense tension at the town campus of the university, erupted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.


In a statement signed by the Registrar, Aniediabasi Udofia, the management of the University directed all students residing in the hostels to vacate the school with immediate effect.


The statement urged students whose academic activities were still running to carry them out from their respective homes.


The statement reads: “Students who have any ongoing academic activities (Examination or Research Projects) to do in the school during this period are advised to do so from their respective homes.


“By this notice, The Dean of Students and the Director, Security is requested to ensure that the hostels were evacuated as directed by the Management,” it added.

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