Kano University dissolves Students’ Union over violent protest

The authorities of Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil has dissolved the Students’ Union Government over its failure to avert the colossal damage done to the university property during students’ riot.

Speaking to reporters on the situation yesterday, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa lamented that the actions of the students had cost the university a monumental loss.

According to him, it was disheartening to know that the protesting students, during the riot, which took place on May 2 2018, over the issue of a drowned student, went on rampage and destroyed state-of-the-art equipment worth over N500 million.

The VC also revealed that about 21 areas were damaged and more than 100 valuable items destroyed.

He added that the items include a sophisticated ambulance worth over N40 million.

Other affected areas, according to the VC, include the university’s ICT Centre equipment, valued at N250 million, vehicles, the new and old clinics, Security Unit, female and male hostels.

Also destroyed were Research Laboratory, Science Lecture Hall and classrooms, Directorate of General Studies, All signposts and billboards, two Zenith Bank ATM machines, among others.

“After the consultations, the Senate of the university at its 84th meeting approved the reopening of the university on Monday, 9th July, 2018, while students are mandated to pay a penalty of N13,000 against the reported N17, 000, including, a medical screening charges of N4, 000 for all students.

“Sequel to the apparent failure of the students’ union government executives to discharge their functions as provided in the 2013/14 SUG constitution, the Vice Chancellor professor Shehu Musa Alhaji, in the performance of his statutory responsibilities, as enshrined in the university law, hereby dissolves the student union government executives with immediate effect.

“Henceforth, the students’ executives ceased to be representatives of the students on any matter affecting the running of the university, as well as handover to the Dean of affairs, property and documents in their custody,” he said

He said the university management resolved to ensure positive progress, stability, transformation and consolidation.

It urged all law abiding students of the university to remain calm and obedient during their resumption period.

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