The University of Jos (UNIJOS) has remained deserted despite the fact that an announcement was made informing all students to resume back to school on the 8th of October, after the recent attack that affected the institution.
According to Sahara Reporters, a statement made by the institution’s registrar, Mr. Monday Danjem, read; “Following wide consultation of all stakeholders in the university, including Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments, the four staff unions – ASUU, SSANU, NASU and NAAT – Leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Students Union Government (SUG), it was resolved that activities should resume in the best interest of the university.
“In view of the gradual return of normalcy to Jos Metropolis, management wishes to assure all members of the university community that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure their safety.”
However, the school is still deserted as students have refused to resume, for fear of the unknown or of repeat attacks.
A student of the Institution, Joshua Nandom who spoke whith SaharaReporters said that “everyone is scared to come back, there is still tension and there are rumors so we will wait until everything dies down. Everyone is still scared,”.
Olamide George is a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabajo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State Nigeria; she writes and reports for Campusbiz Journal. Reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org