FG College Of Veterinary Students Protests, School Shut Down Indefinitely By Yakubu Busari, Jos
Following the school fees increments among others the authority of Federal College of Veterinary and Medical laboratory technology (FCVMLT) Vom, has shut down the institution indefinitely.
The college in a circular signed by Dr. Chukwu O. Chukwu, ordering the closure of the institution, said it was necessitated to prevent further, break down of law and order.
Student protested on the penultimate weeks, and had blocked the main entrance of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), that prevented vehicular movement and other activities to take place in the two institutions.
Reacting on the development, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), zone C, has said in a press release that the Students, protested against hike in school fees and the manner at which the college is manage.
The statement which was signed by Comrade Abdulakreem Rafat, said: “Students protested against the disastrous nature in the handling of college affairs by the acting provost of the college Dr. G.O.N Echenowu, of particular note, the hike in school fees, lack of students welfare, allegation of corruption, admission racketing, and lack of academic infrastructure.”
According to the students body, very unfortunate is the continuous circle of acting provost ship of the college, which is allegedly being responsible for “decadence in the college over administrative incompetence.”
“NANS equally appealed for the total reversal of the recent hike in school fees, order for the reopening of the school immediately. Government should further strengthen the institution, its facilities, and the teaching and non-teaching personnel.
“We plead with the Federal Government to do the needful, and release the result of the last interview conducted for the appointment of a substantive provost, which is seen long overdue,” the release read in parts.
NANS said they are of the view that the continuous acting of the Provost is an embarrassment situation to the federal Government and the academic community of the country.