Veritas University Shuts Down Over Insecurity

A Roman Catholic-owned university in the Bwari Local Government Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been closed indefinitely.

The abrupt closure of Veritas University followed security reports indicating that terrorists were targeting the facility after a foiled attempt to attack and abduct students at the Nigerian Law School, sited some few kilometres away.

Although the new academic session was initially slated to commence in September, the institution has put resumption on hold due to security concerns.

Also, the 100 level students’ examination billed to begin this week, was suspended indefinitely.

The school said the examination would be “conducted at a date to be announced.”

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Veritas University, in a statement, Wednesday, said it had concluded academic activities hence the closure, information gathered indicated that the closure may not be 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 – to obtain an admission form. All correspondences may be forwarded to the following emails”.

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