Following the consistent demonstration by the students of university of Abuja over the Federal Government’s decision to suspend the faculties for lack of required amenities for proper medical training, The ongoing plight of Medical students of the University of Abuja seems to have come to an end as the students have agreed to be transferred to other schools in a bid to complete their degree programs.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, had announced that students of the suspended faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering of the University of Abuja, to be transferred to other institutions but the offer had been rejected.
According to the President of the university’s medical students, Uchenna Anyanwu medical students of UniAbuja have been idle in the past three months hence the call on the Federal Government to come to their rescue.
He said the school had promised them the facilities would be provided in 6 months but nothing has been done till now.
“Already, we have spent over three months without doing anything hence the call for our transfer”. He said.
According to the Chairman of the team investigating the university, Dr. Mahmood Yakub, the problems of the school is due to absence of planning. He said programes were established without accreditation from the NUC and as a result, students cannot graduate.
“Government is committed that is why government is saying there will not be additional money committed until we know precisely what we are funding”. He said.
The Education Minister Rufai at a meeting with representatives of students of the university had said the Federal Government would take the decision to transfer the students to other institutions at the end of six months, if the university authorities were unable to meet accreditation requirements.