UNIABUJA crisis: Students berates varsity authorities over resumption, exams
Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA), University of Abuja chapter, have condemned the university management’s decision to resume academic activities on Monday and fixing examinations for the 11th of February, without resolving the lingering problem of accreditation bedeviling the institution, which led to numerous protests by the students and subsequent closure of the school in November last year. Expressing their dismay, the affected students who described the steps taken by the management as putting the cart before the horse, said it had expected the management to have taken concrete steps to solving the problems before calling for resumption and examinations next week. According to a communiqué read to newsmen by Ogwuche Anthony, a 500-Level Electrical Electronics Engineering student, the affected students from the Faculty of Engineering rising from a general congress last weekend, among other things resolved that the school should remain closed until lingering issues are resolved.
“The failure of the school management to tell us and the whole nation the extent to which it has gone in solving these problems that led to the protest by the entire students of the university is an affront to our collective intelligence”, NUESA declared.
Also, the students observed that the management’s fixing of a meeting with the students on 8th February is equally ill-timed as they have had enough time to dialogue with the students since the university was shut down.
The Students said: “We passionately and openly appeal to President Jonathan to come to our aid in proffering a lasting solution to the problems and possibly pay a visit to the university to ascertain for himself the true situation of things at the school”.