PLASU Students Demands VC Resinstatement, Boycotts Exam
Students of the Plateau State University, Bokkos yesterday, demanded that the Vice Chancellor of the school, who was ousted form office by the state Governor be returned to office. The SUG of the institution prevented the ongoing examination in the school from proceeding. See the details as reported by Punch newspaper.
Academic activities were grounded at the Plateau State University, Bokkos, on Monday as its students protested against the suspension of their Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Danjuma Sheni.
The protest resulted in their boycotting of the ongoing examinations in the school.
The Visitor to the university, Governor Jonah Jang, last week suspended Sheni over what he described as “inappropriate conduct.”
But the students, who frowned on the governor’s action, on Monday barricaded the school gate, preventing both lecturers and other visitors from entering the premises.
They further described Jang’s action as unnecessary and an undue interference in the administration of the university.
The placard-carrying protesters led by the leadership of the Students’ Union Government, also moved from class to class to stop their colleagues from writing the ongoing semester examinations.
The President of the SUG, Mr. Matthew Dafoum, who spoke to our correspondent, said they would make the school ungovernable if the government failed to stop its undue interference in the ivory tower.
He added that the students were not happy with the authorities as many of their programmes lacked accreditation.
Also, addressing journalists in Jos on Monday, some 400 level students of the school, pointed to a dearth of infrastructure and poor funding, as some of the factors militating against the accreditation.
The students, represented by Messrs Michael Nunkop and Alex Lutnaan, insisted that there was the need for the authorities to provide the accreditation requirements.
Culled from The PunchNg