Students protest as FG plans to scrap college of management sciences

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[Benue]–Students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, yesterday carried out a peaceful protest over the recent decision by the Minister for Education, Professor Adamu Adamu to scrap the college of management sciences from all the Federal University of Agriculture across the country.

The protest which started in the early hours of yesterday saw the angry students of the university blocked the major road from north bank to the university, causing serious traffic on the road.

While addressing the students, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, appealed to the students to be calm as they were already making plans to meet with the federal government over the matter. The VC, who expressed dismay over the decision of the federal government noted that if the college of management sciences was scrapped, so many lecturers as well as students would be affected.

He further said he was in total support of the student demonstration as he also believes that there can’t be University of Agriculture without College of Management Sciences, adding that no one can be successful in agriculture without good management background.

Prof. Fidelis Ayatse, the Dean, College of Management Sciences,  also called on the students to be calm as plans were underway to tackle the issue.

In a similar event, students of the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS) of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia, on Thursday protested against the Federal Government’s policy scrapping seven courses in the college.

The affected courses are Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Industrial Relations and Business Administration.

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