University Of Jos Resumes Academic Activities
The University of Jos, Plateau State, North-central region of Nigeria, has resumed its academic activities with the commencement of the second semester examinations.
Academic activities were disrupted by students’ demonstration late in 2014 and this resulted in the closure of the institution.
They had protested over increment in developmental charges. The protests became violent leading to destruction of lecture halls, administrative offices as well as hostel facilities.
The Students’ Union Government was also suspended.
Respite, however, came for the University of Jos students after two months of staying at home.
According to the resumption guidelines released by the School Registrar, Jili Dandam, all returning students must pay the sum of 6,000 naira each, as surcharges to cover cost of damages.
The students would as well sign an undertaking under oath, to be of good behaviour during their remaining period in the school.
The intervention of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and other concerned citizens resulted in the re-opening of the school as well as lifting of the suspension on the Students’ Union Government.