UNIJOS Cancels SUG over student protest

University of Jos, UNIJOS dissolved the Students Union
Government (SUG) of the university, the Vice-Chancellor directed the SUG
officials to handover all properties belonging to the Union in their
possession with immediate effect.

The
Students Union Government (SUG) of the University of Jos has been 
dissolved. In its place, a Five-man Caretaker Committee has been
constituted.
Speaking
while inaugurating the Caretaker Committee, Vice-Chancellor of the
University, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako gave reasons for the
dissolution of the Students Union Government to include the decision of
its members to convene a meeting of Students without due approval from
the Directorate of Students Affairs which resulted in a protest where
the Students were carrying placards against the School Administration
for implementing a Federal Government directive of new School Charges for all Federal Government Universities.


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The
SUG officials had similarly mobilized Students to attend the
Stakeholders meeting with parents uninvited and were shouting down
parents during the course of the meeting.
The Vice-Chancellor
adduced other reasons for the dissolution to include externalizing an
internal issue affecting the University without following the acceptable
laid down procedures for conflict resolution in the University,
intimidating and issuing threats to law abiding Students including fresh
Students who are willing to comply with the payment of the new School
Charges.
The SUG officials were also accused of maligning the
Principal Officers of the University including the Vice- Chancellor on
various media platforms including the social media while misinforming
members of the public on the action taken by the University Authorities
in the process of implementing the new School Charges.

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Professor
Maimako explained that Management had on several occasions invited the
SUG officials to dialogue on the matter of the harmonized school charges
for Federal Universities but they had remained intransigent and refused
to see reason.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, all the actions
taken by the dissolved SUG officials clearly indicate their desire to
disrupt the smooth running of the University. While announcing the
dissolution, the Vice-Chancellor directed the SUG officials to handover
all properties belonging to the Union in their possession with immediate
effect.

Professor Maimako also announced the constitution of a
Five-Man Caretaker Committee of the Students Union Government with Wuyep
Gideon Nansar as Chairman, Timdi Nkat as Secretary, Yilmazaka Philip
Gershinen, Idi Christopher Ishaku and Ekweozor Chukugozie Nzube as
Members.
The Vice-Chancellor charged the members of the Caretaker
Committee to maintain the spirit of discipline and dedication in line
with the University’s motto. Responding on behalf of the other members,
the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Wuyep Gideon Nansar assured
that they would do their best to contribute to the peace and progress of
the institution and use their wealth of experience to work with the
Students, Management and Stakeholders for the benefit of the system.
Abdullahi Abdullahi
Principal Assistant Registrar, Information and Publications

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