KANO STATE UNIVERSITY SHUT DOWN OVER DEATH OF STUDENT – PROTEST

The authorities of the Kano University of Science and

Technology (KUST) Wudil, has ordered the closure of the
tertiary institution for two weeks following students’ protest
on Wednesday night over the death of their colleague.
The deceased, a 300 level student, Faruk Abubakar was
drowned in River Wudil on Wednesday.
Prof Shehu Alhaji-Musa, the Vice-Chancellor of the
University, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Wudil on
Thursday.
He said the University Senate had declared Thursday, May 3
and Friday May 4 as lecture free days to mourn the
deceased student.

According to him, the students were expected to go on mid-
semister break from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 18.
He said, “The incident coincided with the mid-semester
break hence our decision to close the school to students
and entire school community to observe two days mourning
after which the students proceed on the break“.
The VC said the students had been directed to vacate the
campus before closing hours of (today) Thursday, May 3.
According to him, three students went to the River on
Wednesday to swim but were warned by the security not to
go into the River.
“You know students; they refused to heed to the advice and
as a result the three of them drowned.
“The University had blocked all access roads to the River
but the three students insisted that they must go and swim,”
he said.

Alhaji-Musa said soon after the incident, the University
mobilised a rescue team which rescued two of the students
while the remaining one is yet to be recovered.
He said the students who protested damaged some
properties belonging to the University.
“Even though no much damage was done to properties but
the university is taking all necessary measures to put things
in order,” he said.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at the time of
filing this report, students were still trying to meet the
deadline of vacating the school premises before the closing
hours.

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