Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Students of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi today embarked on a peaceful protest against the postponement of resumption by the school management.

The principal officers of the institution at an emergency meeting held last Wednesday, resolved that the resumption for 2nd Semester, 2014/2015 session earlier scheduled for Monday 19/10/2015 be suspended till further notice.

A notice from the office of the registrar  stated the following as reasons from the postponement:

1. There is no platform for students to pay their charges for now;

2. There is no platform for access to funds for now to maintain students on campus, and;

3. There is a training workshop organised by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation from 19th-22nd October 2015 to train staff on e-collection and e-payment before problems (1) and (2) above are solved.

Hundreds of students, most of whom were returning to school without knowledge of the postponement, however march in protest of the development stating that it was unfair for their stay at home to be extended abruptly.

One of the students who spoke with BENUE.COM.NG under anonymity said the students were angry about the way the institution was being managed. He added that if they didn’t resume, they must have completed only just one semester this year, which was not acceptable.

“It’s obvious the student are not impress by this kind of leadership style, to think of an indefinite suspension of resumption date when we haven’t recovered from the previous delay is not just acceptable.”

The School management has employed the services of the Police to prevent any student from entry into the school man gate.


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