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  • Updated: June 09, 2023

Fuel Subsidy: UNIJOS Provides Free Buses For Students, Staff

Fuel Subsidy: UNIJOS Provides Free Buses For Students, Staff

The management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) has provided free shuttles to reduce the burden of movement on students and staff of the institution due to the hike in fuel price caused by the fuel subsidy removal announced by the Federal Government.

Professor Ishaya Tanko, the Vice Chancellor of the university made the announcement n a circular signed by the Senior Deputy Registrar of the institution, Abdullahi Abdullahi.

According to the statement, the free buses will transport students and staff every day except on Sundays and will be deployed to strategic routes within Jos, the state capital. 

"The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Ishaya Tanko has considered the hardship faced by the Staff and students of the University of Jos, occasioned by the petrol subsidy removal.

"While the Federal Government is making consultation with stakeholders on palliative measures, the Vice Chancellor has approved the deployment of shuttle buses to transport staff and students to and from the University campuses.

"This is in a bid to ease the transportation difficulties being encountered by staff and students, especially during the period when the Second Semester Examinations for the 2020/2021 Academic Session will be conducted.

"Consequently, management has approved that the shuttle buses will be stationed at some strategic locations and ply the following routes on round trip basis.

"Plateau Private -Tina Junction-Angwa Rukuba -University Staff Quarters Gate -Bauchi Ring Road-Naraguta Campus.

"Polo roundabout-St Murumba-Faringada- Naraguta campus

"British America Overhead bridge-Old JUTH-Bauchi Road-Bauchi Road campus.

"Departure times from each of the approved departure points are 7:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm daily except on Sundays," the circular explained.

The management warned that only staff with valid ID cards and students with evidence of payment and Valid ID cards will be allowed to board the shuttles.

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