Students of the suspended medical school of the University of Abuja took to the streets on Monday to demand an immediate transfer to other institutions.
The students numbering over 50 alleged that they were deceived by the institution’s Vice- Chancellor, Prof. James Adelabu.
President of the University of Abuja Medical Students Association, Mr. Uche Anyanwu, who led the protest to the premises of the Ministry of Education, said they were led into believing that facilities at the Medical School would be ready for accreditation by the relevant authorities within six months.
Anyawu said, “We are here to see the Minister of Education based on the agreement we had on April 12, 2012.
“It was agreed that the VC would put things in order within two to three months and maximum six months and we were to report back to the Minister within three months if nothing was happening in the University.
“Nothing is happening and that is why we are here to report to the minister that nothing is happening in the University of Abuja and the Medical Students are saying that we want to be transferred to other accredited medical schools because we are stranded.
“This is tantamount to homicide, keeping students in 300 level for the past seven years, we are tired.”
Neither the Minister nor any member of staff of the ministry was on hand to receive the students.