Some Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike MOUAU students today, went on a protest against the management of the school in what many of them termed ‘playing with their future’.
It was gathered that some students of the school who graduated 2 years ago, are yet to be deployed for their service year. Here is a Facebook post written by one of the MOUAU students, on why they opted for a protest;
I deliberately refuse to dive into debates concerning Nigeria and her challenges… This
time around I’m now compelled by the current abysmal situation that has affected many
departments with more than 5,000 students, in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike, Abia State, which is precipitated by lack of concern by those who are supposed to nip this protracted problem in the bud. Some departments in the aforementioned tertiary institution graduated a good number of students in 2016. These sets of students mobilized, were issued statements of result n had their convocation the following year.
These department include
1. Chemical Engineering Department
3. Library and Information Science Department
Alas, it’s quite excruciating that today these students who have mobilized n are due for a
compulsory one year NYSC are yet to serve. To compound the problem, the school seem Tepid in their approach to resolving this issue. When approached by some affected students they claimed they have zero knowledge of issue of such magnitude. Is so applauding that these departments have also graduated another set of students in 2017, n are at the verge of graduating another set this year.If this problem is not address, the Nigeria students who have graduated from these departments will continue to be affected. Therefore we call on all lovers of education, NGOs, Educational pundits, Media, NUC and every concerned body to look into this issue and save the dreams of many Nigerian students..
# Today # we #say # enough # is #enough