UNIJOS clamps down on Press Freedom

Authorities of the University of Jos on Wednesday said students would have to take permission before publishing any content that’s related to the institution. 

In journalism, that action is seen as “gag”

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, said, “ In line with the extant rules of the university, no student is permitted to publish anything concerning the university without the written permission of the vice – chancellor through the registrar. ”

The university boss didn’t state penalty that’d be imposed on any student who ran foul of the “gag order. ”

In 2016, a student at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, was rusticated for expressing his views on Facebook

He said he’s fulfilled for expressing himself.

We can’t authoriatatively confirm if the university authorities have measures in place to monitor the social media accounts of bonafide students of the institution.

Anonymous posts, fake names are used on facebook, twitter and others to get views across to the world.

The Vice – Chancellor gave the directive in Jos on Wednesday during the matriculation of 7, 000 students for the 2016/ 2017 academic session .

He said 31, 759 candidates chose UNIJOS as their first choice with 25,785 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and 5 ,974 for Direct Entry in the 2016/2017 session .

He also directed UNIJOS security agencies to arrest any student whose dressing assaults the sensibilities of the members of the university community.

The institution also warned that improperly dressed students would be barred from entering offices and attending lecturers.



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