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Student union sacked over N45,000 fee protest

The authorities of the University of Jos have dissolved the SUG for acts bordering on insubordination.

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The information was disclosed in a statement issued by the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Information, Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi in Jos on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Punch reports.

The statement revealed that the SUG has been replaced with a five-man caretaker commitee.

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It also disclosed that the reasons for the dissolution of the SUG include the protest by the union against the new tuition, amongst other things.

According to the statement,, other reasons includes the SUG’s move to convene a meeting of students without due approval from the Directorate of Student Affairs, resulting in a protest.

It also added that SUG officials had also mobilised students to attend the stakeholders' meeting where parents in attendance were shouted down.

“They externalised an internal issue without following the acceptable laid down procedures for conflict resolution in the university.

“They were also intimidating and issuing threats to law-abiding students, including fresh students who were willing to comply with the payment of the new tuition.

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“The SUG officials also maligned principal officers of the university, including the VC, on various media platforms.

“Using the social media, they misinformed members of the public on the action taken by the university authorities in the process of implementing the new school charges,” the statement read in part.

The statement revealed that on several occasion, the SUG officials had been invited to dialogue on the issue of the harmonised school charges for federal universities, but they “remained intransigent and refused to see reasons.”

It pointed out that by all the actions take by the dissolved union, the students clearly indicated their desire to disrupt the smooth running of the institution.

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In the statement, the Vice Chancellor directed that the SUG officials to hand over all property belonging to the union in their possession with immediate effect.

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