The University of Jos marked a low turn out of students following the suspension of the three months old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Nevertheless, the school management has declared Monday, 18th March, 2019 as the commencement date of the 2017/2018 Second Semester Examination.
However, UJOnline observed that school activities have not commenced fully while some departments are totally closed.
Speaking to Victor Okpe an English Student of 100 level, it was gathered that the low turn out of students was as a result of fears and uncertainties of resuming before the conduct of the gubernatorial election. He further said that students are afraid because of the usual chaotic state of the town and thus, wait on the gubernatorial election to be carried out and results announced before resumption.
Hajara Yusuf, another student also disclosed that some parents actually refused to let their students resume prior to the general election.
Also speaking, Lazarus Ijah stated that some students were engaged in the election as temporary members of staff to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Despite the underlying reasons, the school management has vehemently stood its ground and has declared in a press briefing that adjustments won’t be made in the academic calendar.
Report by Nerot Cletus, photo by Happiness Gamki
Edited by JM (Score 3/5)
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