Following the removal of oil subsidy by the Federal Government, the University of Jos has deployed free shuttle busses to ease the movement of students and staff of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Ishaya Tanko announced the development in a June 8, 2023 circular signed by the Senior Deputy Registrar of the institution, Abdullahi Abdullahi.
The shuttle buses which will ply the road every day except on Sundays would be deployed to designated routes within Jos, the state capital, for free, to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
“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,” the circular obtained by Channels Television on Friday, read.
“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 and the 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 university urged members of its community to note that only staff with valid ID cards and students with evidence of payment and valid ID cards would be allowed to board the buses.