Students of the University of Abuja are insisting that the school remain closed down until all issues concerning accreditation of courses, infrastructural development and examination duration among others are fully resolved.
The school management opened the school for the academic year on the 3 February, fixed a meeting with the engineering students, one of the faculties with accreditation hitches, for the 8th and announced commencement of examinations for the 11th of February.
However, the students, under the Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA) have said that studies and examination cannot recommence when management have made no efforts to resolve the issues that necessitated shut down in the first instance.
They say despite having spent more than the requisite number of years in school, they continue to demand for qualitative education and will resist attempts to dismiss them as thugs or political students.
The students are also demanding that the school management make public steps taken so far to accredit most of its faculties and resolve other nagging issues that have made good and qualitative education elusive in a university at the nation’s seat of power.