The Students of Kaduna State University (KASU) who were relocated from Kafanchan to Kaduna town has staged a protest against the long stay in Kaduna town without accommodation.
Elanza News gathered that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Tanko told the students that they won’t return to Kafanchan campus as earlier promised and asked them to vacate the temporary accommodation they were provided with in Kaduna within 10 hours.
Elanza News further gathered that the students who are to provide accommodation for themselves, will seat for their semester examination and continue with their programmes in Kaduna.
The Kaduna State government had closed down state owned tertiary institutions in Southern Kaduna.
Despite calls by individuals and associations for its reopening, officials said the school will be open in July, 2017.
But the protest erupted in Maiduguri road Kaduna after the VC informed the Student that they are not resuming studies in Kafanchan campus starting from tomorrow, 1 August, 2017 as he earlier told a media house in Kaduna.
The commissioner of Education in Kaduna State, Prof Jonathan Andrew Nok, while debunking allegations by the Southern Kaduna Youth and Student Forum (SKYSFOM) on allege plans to relocate the state owned institutions, said all closed institutions in Southern Kaduna will be open by the end of July.
SKYSFOM has also petitioned the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) over the closed schools in Southern Kaduna.
But sources told Elanza News that the protest by the students came after the VC insisted that the students will write their exams in Kaduna and continue with second semester thereafter in the Kaduna campus.
“The Vice chancellor has given them 10 hours to vacate the school. He equally informed the angry students that he will completely shut down Kafanchan campus of the institution,” it was gathered.
The school management is yet to react to the incident. Elanza News further gathered that some of the students that protested have been invited for questiong.