Friday, 13 November 2015

Kaduna State University Evicts Medical Students

''Barely 24 hours after the stranded medical students of Kaduna State University wrote to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State and Visitors of the University lamenting the stagnation that has befallen them as a result of lack of accreditation..

.... the University Management has gone a step further by evicting them from the hostel and causing panic for students whose studies have been interrupted and for parents who will bear the psychological pain of having the promising future of their children being toyed with after years of investment which has so far been fruitless.

The school management communicated the eviction notice to the students directing that Medical Students ‘are required to vacate the hostel immediately’.

The Medical School has been unable to have a clinical arm after over 6 years of its existence despite having six sets spread across three classes with three of these currently stuck in 300 level (some for over three years).

It will be recalled that the students had staged a peaceful demonstration to the State Secretariat on the 9th of September 2015 lamenting the neglect and stagnation which has dashed the hopes of the Young Nigerians aspiring to serve humanity.

The Governor had declared a State of Emergency over over the protest and the Commissioners of Health and Education had promised that the issues surrounding the accreditation of the School will be dealt with latest 3rd week of October, this was not achieved and no one cared to address the issue ever since.

The school authority claims the session has ended thus the move to evict the Medical Students, this has raised questions:

1. Whether the 200 level students writing examinations can no longer continue their examinations since ‘the session has ended’.

2. Whether this is the first time the session has ended having kept a class in 300 level for over 3 years instead of 6 months.

3. Whether a session can come to a close without a sessional exam.

4. Whether the academic calendar provides for a session to end with the notice of a letter only.

These questions are in dire need of answers, the students have spent years beyond expected and the kindest sympathy showed is to evict them … These students are currently helpless!!!

The government should please intervene!

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