Consequent upon the violent #ENDSARS demonstrations by Nigerian youths in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital and the eventual imposition of curfew by His Excellency, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, from 9pm of Thursday, October 22 – 12noon of Friday, October 23, 2020, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nse U. Essien, has directed that all Academic Activities in the University be suspended forthwith.
To this end, the Matriculation Ceremony for the Pioneer Postgraduate students of the University, earlier scheduled for Friday, October 23 is hereby postponed till further notice.
First Semester, 2019/2020 examinations for undergraduate students scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 is also postponed. The affected students are advised to take note as a new schedule will be communicated later.
In view of the above, all staff, students and the entire members of the University Community are enjoined to stay at home during this period of unrest for the safety of their lives.
However, Staff members on essential duties such as security personnel are to remain at their duty posts to ensure safety of lives and property at both campuses of the University.