By Kunle Adedoyin
The authorities of the University of Ibadan have banned male visitors from entering three female halls of residence in the institution. The affected halls are Queen Elizabeth Hall, Queen Idia Hall and Obafemi Awolowo Hall.
Idowu Olayinka, Vice-Chancellor of the institution, in a statement said the decision was taken at a meeting of the university security committee in a bid to put an end to the robbery incidents recorded on campus.
Awolowo hall and the female block of Abubakar Abdulsalam postgraduate hall of residence have been attacked in less than a month.
The management also imposed a curfew lasting between 12 midnight and 5am which takes effect from Wednesday. Male visitors are also not allowed to be seen around female halls from 8pm.
“In view of recent security situation on the Campus male visitors are henceforth prohibited from entering the above listed Female Halls of Residence,” the statement read.
“The Residents of the aforementioned Halls can only receive their male visitors outside the Hall. Female visitors should be screened at the Porters’ Lodge.
“Moreover, all male visitors are expected to leave the precincts of the female Halls by 8:30 pm. Any one found loitering will be regarded as a suspect.”
Olayinka had said that the university was susceptible to robbery attacks which he blamed on the porous entry and exit points of the institution.