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Varsities in Rivers postpone examinations



The curfew imposed on Port Harcourt and its environs has compelled the Rivers State University and the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education to postpone their on-going examinations.

No new date has been announced for the resumption of the examinations.

The Rivers State government imposed the curfew last week after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests.

Registrar/Secretary to the Senate of the Rivers University, Dr Sydney Enyindah, said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday that the suspension of the examinations became necessary so as to allow candidates to comply with government’s directives on the curfew and to ensure their safety.

“Following our earlier announcement postponing some examinations in the on-going first semester examination, it has become necessary to postpone all the remaining parts of the first semester examinations,” he stated.

In another statement, Mrs Hope Kue-Ikoro, Registrar at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, said the Senate had approved the postponement of the final year examinations earlier schedule to hold between Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

She added that a new date for the examinations would be announced soon.

Omuboye Sukubo

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