The Benue State University, Makurdi has slammed a one-month suspension on medical students from 200 Level to 600 Level following an October 25 protest by the students over alleged poor accommodation and infrastructure.
The students of the institution’s College of Health Sciences had during the protest marched to the state Government House to inform Governor Hyacinth Alia about their plight.
The varsity’s Registrar, Mrs Mfaga Modom, in a press release on Monday, announced the suspension of the students, ordering them to vacate their hostels by 8 am.
“The management committee has reviewed the recent actions of the 200-600 levels medical students and has also carefully reviewed the reports from the Dean of Students, the Security Coordinator, the Management Committee and ASUU on Health Science regarding the students’ demonstration of Wednesday October 25, 2023.
“The management noted with dismay the recalcitrant attitude of these students before, during and after the demonstration and resolved as follows:
“Management Committee will constitute an investigation committee to look into the remote and immediate causes of the demonstration and advise appropriately.
“All the 200-600 level medical students of the college should proceed on one-month suspension with effect from 8 am on Monday, October 30, 2023,” the statement by the registrar said.
It added while resuming at the end of the one-month suspension, the students must come with a sworn affidavit from a competent court of law, pledging to be of good conduct.
“The top management committee of the College of Health Science is hereby directed to implement the resolutions of the reports of the various committees on the students’ demonstration.