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PROTEST ON THE REVERT OF C.G.P.A IN BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI

A new dawn in Benue state university arose with another protest. The Student’s union of Benue state university agitated for a reverse on the school grade point from 4.00 to 5.00 today September 2nd, 2019.

The students believe that the 4.00 grade point is injurious and a flaw on their academics as it has a negative effect on them.

The protest actually caused a lock down in the school, as all the school gates was shut and staffs are not allowed to go in, and school activities are not in good condition at the moment of gathering this report.

The students complained that how can the school management asked them to dress corporate on campus while the school grading system is injurious to them.

The students therefore call on the school management to revert the school current cumulative grade point average (CGPA) which is 4.00 to 5.00.

They hope that the school management will act fast for the good of the students.

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Students Protest against Inhumanity in Benue State University

At sunrise in Benue state University Makurdi today, Monday, 26 August, 2019, tension has taken over as students began to protest against the inhumanity in human, over their colleague who was shot last week Friday at a gathering opposite College of Health Science.

Report has it that as the president of NUBESS he’s still alive and admitted in the hospital without any proper attention. However, the main purpose for this protest is that, student’s union are requesting that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Msugh Moses Kembe, and the school management to take parental responsibility for this student, the young and vibrant president lying in the hospital.

The students therefore decided to be a proponent for this young man who can speak nor fight for himself. School gates has been closed down; students and staffs are not allowed to go in, and school activities has been in a tottering state.

The students hope that this protest will bring a new development to this unpleasant situation.

By: Emmanuel Alfred Brown

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Bauchi State University student, two others die in road accident

A 200-level Public Administration student of the Bauchi State University, Gadau, Ibrahim Mohammed Karamba, has died alongside two other persons in a road accident.

The accident occurred this week few kilometers from the Yuli campus of the university located about 10 kilometers from Bauchi metropolis on Bauchi-Maiduguri highway when an 18 seater bus knocked them down while they were riding on a motorcycle.

Reports had it that, they had a head-on collision with the oncoming 18-seater bus heading to Yobe State from Abuja.

The Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim, who visited the scene, disclosed that the accident occurred at Tirwun Kajitu village located about four kilometers from the Bauchi campus of the University.

“I was sitting in the office when some students’ leaders, a security and some other staff came and informed me that there was an accident involving our students.

“We quickly rushed to the place and evacuated them to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi where they were certified dead,” he said.

He, however, disclosed that they later discovered that, only one of the three people was their student while the other two only gave the student a ride on their motorcycle on their way to the town.

Dr. Ibrahim added that the deceased was later taken to his hometown, Misau and buried according to Islamic rites, after a funeral prayer at Misau Central Mosque.

The Dean said that a delegation from the Bauchi Campus of the University and another one from the Misau Campus led by the Dean, Faculty of Law participated in the burial rites and consoled the family of the deceased student.

Umaru Haske, an eyewitness said that the bus driver was trying to avoid another motorcyclist when he rammed into them.

He said that all the bus passengers were later evacuated and none of them was seriously injured as they only had bruises.

“Some of them were students and the vehicle was coming from Abuja heading to Yobe State. We were almost through with the evacuation when the vehicle suddenly caught fire and burnt down,” he said.

Bauchi State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) spokesperson, Rilwanu Suleiman confirmed the accident, saying that the corpses were evacuated and taken to the ATBU Teaching Hospital by their men after the accident.

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400L BSU student shot and hacked to death by cultists in retaliatory killing

Bem Uper aka Movement, a 400level Theatre Arts undergraduate of Benue State University was shot and hacked by the rival cult group in retaliation over the murder of Oketa Simon, a 300level Mass Communication undergraduate of the same university.

He was accosted by the cultists, on Wednesday, November 7, at about 4:30 pm, besides Kyabiz Filling Station opposite Benue University second gate.

A graphic photo of 400L BSU student shot and hacked to death by cultists in retaliatory killing

“He was gunned down and, then, hit with heavy stones on the head until he gave up the ghost,” an eyewitness said.

The witness said the attackers, numbering about 17, had followed Bem Upper to a Barbing salon where they accosted and killed him.

“The young man was a 400-level student of Theatre Art of the Benue State University and a resident of Gyado Villa. He was going to have a haircut when he was attacked. The attackers were armed with guns, axes, cutlasses and stones, they rushed at him and shot him dead. Within a twinkle of an eye, the whole area was deserted as residents and traders scampered for safety,” the witness added.

Confirming the two incidents, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Moses Yamu, said two students were killed during rival cult clashes, adding that one suspect had been arrested in connection with the killings.

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BSU graduates denied NYSC mobilization

NYSC Mobilization – Despite the directive Members of the House of Representatives issued to the management of the National Youth Service Corps on the mobilization of Benue State University students, the graduates were not mobilized still.

The NYSC recently accused the management of the institution of helping he students to manipulate their age to make them eligible for the one year service.

While speaking with journalists, during the swearing in of the 2018 Batch C Corps Members in the Federal Capital Territory, the NYSC director of ICT, Christy Mba said a check showed the school manipulated the matriculation numbers and graduation year of students.

VC says students with carry-overs mastermind protest
Prof. Msugh Kembe, Vice Chancellor of Benue State University  (Guardian)

She said, “In some situations, you find out that someone has been uploaded, then he goes into the system to register but along the line, he observes that the date of birth from JAMB database is going to exempt him, he goes back to the institution to manipulate his matric number and year of graduation to get mobilised.”

According to her, when NYSC notices such cases, it extracts it and blocks the students of such institution from going for service.

She said the students are also asked to go back to their institutions and collect their exemption certificates.

She added that some universities that were found culpable, were blocked from uploading data for the 2018 Batch C which according to her was what affected the Benue State University graduates.

Recall that Members of the House of Representatives asked the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its decision to disallow the graduating students of Benue State University from participating in the one-year service.

Describing the decision as illegal, the House directed the agency to mobilize the affected graduates immediately with the 2018 Batch ‘C’ prospective corps members.

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“I have a Big Package for the Students” – Kizito Joseph.

Kizito Joseph – After so much preparation for the Students Union presidential election of Benue State University, with so much optimism for the students, the election commenced on the 13th and 14th of August, 2018 respectively.

The election was preceded by the warning from an aspirant saying “students should not let anyone buy their votes with material things, but rather adhere to the truth”, emphasizing that “students should not think with their stomach, but instead with their head”.

After votes were cast on the dates from 9 am to 3 pm each day, the result came into the favour of Comrade Kizito Joseph who is a student of the Department of Geography.

He has also said in an interview with him that “I have a Big package for the students. The welfare of students is my top priority and it’s a big word. Let me break it down: when I talk of welfare, I mean everything and anything that can make the students not only feel but really be comfortable on campus as they go about their various activities.”

He said further that “the development of intercampus transportation is one way I wish to impact positively on the students by making available campus shuttles (tricycle) to ease transportation around the school. These tricycles will run at a price regulated by the Student Union and also the safety of these students too will be guaranteed.”

Making mention of the revisitation of the hostels and common rooms, he made it know that “the hostels and common rooms too will be upgraded and on this, I am happy to say that my administration is 90% done with campus boys hostel renovation and upgrading of the common room to a 60 sister capacity. Classes too are going to be put in order so as to make the learning environment conducive for learning.”

“The Kizito led-administration is a powerhouse, I will not exhaust our desires. It is born daily as we tour the facilities and it’s all to the better standard of everything for them students”, he said

In his response to the issue, if power supply which caused protest, he said “to avoid closure of the school due to protest over lack of social amenities, we have decided to take the nom-violent approach”, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.

He said, “to answer your question directly on the last protest, I stand to say without mixing words that the issue of light and water on campus has improved tremendously.”

He made mention that his committee will take a huge step to provide solutions to the challenges of the students.

While responding to the menace of school fees increment, he said “the issue of increment in user charges is a thing of the past. A debate on this that took place in the Benue state House of Assembly reached a verdict, so we will review the resolutions of Benue State House of Assembly committees on education”.

Meanwhile, the a memorandum would be worked upon by his committee in order to quell the ambiguous charges on students of the institution”