Veritas University, Abuja Shuts Down Academic Activities Over insecurity

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VERITAS University, Bwari, Abuja, has shut down academic activities following the worsening insecurity in Abuja and its environs.

Vanguard reports that the abrupt closure of the Roman Catholic-owned university, located in Bwari Local Government Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, followed security reports indicating that terrorists could attack and abduct students of the school after a foiled attempt at the Nigerian Law School, sited some few kilometres apart.

The new academic session which was hitherto slated to commence in September had been put on hold following a security threat to the institution.

Besides, the 100 students’ examination billed to begin this week, was suspended indefinitely. The school said the examination would be “conducted at a date to be announced.”

Although Veritas University, in a statement, Wednesday, said it had concluded academic activities hence the closure, it was gathered the development is not unconnected with the security threats received by the school and security agencies.

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The Public Relations Officer of Veritas University, Evelyn Obekpa, confirmed in a terse statement, Wednesday, saying: “The Management of Veritas University wishes to notify the general public that the University has successfully completed the 2021/2022 academic session.

“However, due to the current security tension and the directives of the Minister of the FCT for the closure of schools in Abuja, examinations for our 100-level students shall be conducted at a date to be announced later.”

According to the statement, “Candidates seeking admission into Veritas University for the 2022/2023 academic session are encouraged to visit the university or the university’s website – www.veritas.edu.ng to obtain an admission form. All correspondences may be forwarded to the following emails”.