UNIJOS Students Protest Against School Fees Hike
ster examinations. It also caused heavy traffic, especially on the popular Bauchi Road in Jos, the state capital. The students, who wore black attire and chanted war songs, as early as 8am had barricaded all the roads leading in and out of the university. The police had a hectic time trying to control the students. ... Continue Reading
It also caused heavy traffic, especially on the popular Bauchi Road in Jos, the state capital.
The students, who wore black attire and chanted war songs, as early as 8am had barricaded all the roads leading in and out of the university.
The police had a hectic time trying to control the students.
The President of the Students’ Union Government, Mr. Abel Nok, who spoke to our correspondent, said his appeals to the students did not yield any fruit.
He said, “I met with the school authorities and we resolved to ask the students to sit for their examinations pending the resolution of the dispute, but they were adamant.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, who also spoke on the issue, wondered why the students should protest as the levy had been there for a long time.
The VC said, “The development and acceptance levies have been there for a long time and have been fully embraced by all the stakeholders and I wonder why the protest at this time.”
He, however, promised to meet with representatives of SUG to resolve the issue.
The University of Jos (UNIJOS), abbreviated as Unijos, is a federal university in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria. The school offers courses in law, medicine, pharmacy, natural sciences, social sciences, the built environment as well as arts and humanities.
What became University of Jos was established in November 1971 as a satellite campus of the University of Ibadan. The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students with the first Bachelor of Arts degree program begun in October 1973. In October 1975, then military government under General Murtala Mohammed, established the Unijos as a separate institution. The first Vice-Chancellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976 with 575 students spread over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977. By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences were separated.