Following the disruption of academic activities at the Federal College of Forestry, Jericho, Ibadan on Tuesday, October 24, the management of the institution has ordered the immediate closure of the institution.
The decision to close the School was communicated to staff and students via a circular on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
The circular signed by the Registrar of the College, Mrs Abebi Agun said all academic activities are to be suspended and the College closed down with immediate effect till further notice.
The directive also asked all students who are residents of the College to vacate their halls of residence immediately and without any delay.
The circular read : “Sequel to the breach of public peace and disruption of academic activities occasioned by the invasion of the College by officials of EFCC and the consequential reactions and protest by students, I have the directive to inform all members of staff and students that the College Management has directed that all academics activities be suspended and the College closed down with immediate effect till further notice.
“In view of this, all students who are residents in the College are hereby directed to vacate their halls of residence immediately and without any delay.”
Confirming the closure, a source within the school said one of the Heads of Departments communicated the directive to the staff through the group WhatsApp social media platform.
The message as sent by the HOD reads in part “In view of the ongoing crisis in the College and the effort to ensure peace, College Management wishes to announce the closure of all academic activities till further notice.
“All students are directed to vacate the halls of residence and College premises with immediate effect till further notice.”
The college was thrown into panic on Tuesday then armed operatives of the EFCC invaded the school to arrest a student who stood surety for a suspected internet fraudster. (vitalnewsngr.com)