The Students Union Government (SUG) of the University of Jos has been dissolved. In its place, a Five-man Caretaker Committee has been constituted.
Speaking while inaugurating the Caretaker Committee, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako gave reasons for the dissolution of the Students Union Government to include the decision of its members to convene a meeting of Students without due approval from the Directorate of Students Affairs which resulted in a protest where the Students were carrying placards against the School Administration for implementing a Federal Government directive of new School Charges for all Federal Government Universities.
The SUG officials had similarly mobilized Students to attend the Stakeholders meeting with parents uninvited and were shouting down parents during the course of the meeting.
The Vice-Chancellor adduced other reasons for the dissolution to include externalizing an internal issue affecting the University without following the acceptable laid down procedures for conflict resolution in the University, intimidating and issuing threats to law abiding Students including fresh Students who are willing to comply with the payment of the new School Charges.
The SUG officials were also accused of maligning the Principal Officers of the University including the Vice- Chancellor on various media platforms including the social media while misinforming members of the public on the action taken by the University Authorities in the process of implementing the new School Charges.
Professor Maimako explained that Management had on several occasions invited the SUG officials to dialogue on the matter of the harmonized school charges for Federal Universities but they had remained intransigent and refused to see reason.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, all the actions taken by the dissolved SUG officials clearly indicate their desire to disrupt the smooth running of the University. While announcing the dissolution, the Vice-Chancellor directed the SUG officials to handover all properties belonging to the Union in their possession with immediate effect.
Professor Maimako also announced the constitution of a Five-Man Caretaker Committee of the Students Union Government with Wuyep Gideon Nansar as Chairman, Timdi Nkat as Secretary, Yilmazaka Philip Gershinen, Idi Christopher Ishaku and Ekweozor Chukugozie Nzube as Members.
The Vice-Chancellor charged the members of the Caretaker Committee to maintain the spirit of discipline and dedication in line with the University’s motto. Responding on behalf of the other members, the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Wuyep Gideon Nansar assured that they would do their best to contribute to the peace and progress of the institution and use their wealth of experience to work with the Students, Management and Stakeholders for the benefit of the system.
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