The National leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has waggle into the crisis between Management and students of the University of Jos which led to the closure of the institution since November, 2014.
The NANS leadership led by its National President, Tijani Usman and the institution’s Management led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Hayward Mafuyai at the end of a six-hour meeting held on Tuesday at the Senate Chamber of the institution agreed to shift their positions so that academic activities could resume.
Addressing journalists separately at the end of the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hayward Mafuyai said academic activities had been scheduled to commence on Monday 23rd February, 2015 but the NANS intervention was to iron out some grey areas.
He added that “Management had investigated the immediate and remote causes of the protest which led to the closure of the school and have taken measures to avoid a recurrence.
“With the intervention of NANS and other well meaning stakeholders, we have decided to bend over backward which is not a sign of weakness but strength. The students have been forgiven but sanctions must be apportioned.
“Leading protest and destroying public property are offenses and the SUG leadership must face disciplinary committee who will look into the issues and determine the next line of action.”
However, the NANS President, Tijani Usman who lamented the wasted period due to the closure also appealed to the Management to tamper justice with mercy as the students have learnt their lessons from the mistake.
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