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Veritas University shut down academic activities over insecurity

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Shifts 100 level students’ exams indefinitely

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

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.

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, Vanguard gathered the development is not unconnected with security threats received by the school and security agencies.

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.”

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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”.

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