University of Agriculture, Makurdi SUG gives scholarship to 53 students

The students union government of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) has reportedly disbursed N300,000 to support of 50 indigent students.

According to the Nation, the 53 students received the scholarship at the maiden Students’ Union Scholarship Disbursement event.

Speaking during the disbursement event, the union president, David Pine, said the scholarship scheme was designed to support brilliant indigent students in the university.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof A.R. Kimbir, who was represented by Dr Mark Timepraised the students union for their initiative while urging the beneficiaries to use the grant for academic purposes in order to justify their selection for the scheme.

FUAM among universities banned from offering Law

However, the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi is one of the special universities banned by the Federal Government from offering Law and Accounting.

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the Federal Government issued a directive forbidding 13 universities from offering Law and Accounting courses.

The affected Universities of Agriculture include Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU).


Federal university shut, as students protest colleague’s death

The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has been shut indefinitely by the authorities of the institution, following a violent protest by students.

The students were protesting a road accident that claimed the life of their colleague, Joseph Odeh, leaving six others critically injured, on their way to school last Wednesday.

It was gathered that the accident occurred when the tyre of the bus conveying the students burst and the driver lost control of his vehicle.

Udeh died after he and the other six students involved in the accident were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi. The other six are still at the hospital.

The students accuse the hospital staff of delaying his treatment, thus causing his death.

The injured students are Luther Laangi, a 200 Level Agricultural and Environmental Engineering student; Onuiigya Magida, 200 Level Animal Production; Cecilia Okori, 200 Level Fisheries; Patience Idoko, 200 Level Animal Production, and Emmanuel Omeh, 300 Level Animal Nutrition.

According to sources, following Udeh’s death, his colleagues went wild vandalising parked vehicles and other facilities on sight, while the bus that caused the accident was reportedly burnt.

The students reportedly damaged items at the hospital and also accused its staff of causing Udeh’s death.

The school authority ordered the students to proceed on the mid-semester break with immediate effect, in an internal memorandum signed by the Registrar of the institution, Helen Nyitse.


Photo: NANS President alongside others involve in Auto-crash

On the 16th of August 2018, the NANS President Commrad Danielson Bamidele alongside others who were members of the entourage had an accident along Makurdi road while on a Condolence Visit to the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

The OWL Campus earlier reported yesterday that the University of Agriculture, Makurdi has been shut down following students’ protests over the death of their colleagues who were knocked down by a commercial bus, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.


4 Students Dead, Others Injured at University of Agriculture, Makurdi

It has been a sorrowful day in the Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi, Borno State, as four students have been reported dead following an accident that occurred this morning involving the School’s shuttle bus and a Motorcycle.

The University of Agriculture, Makurdi has been shut down following students’ protests over the death of their colleagues who were knocked down by a commercial bus, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Our correspondent, who visited the school on Wednesday, met students racing out of the premises to meet the deadline given them to vacate.

Mrs Rosemary Waku, the institution’s information officer, who spoke on the development, said that the measure became necessary to avert an escalation of the protests which could lead to the destruction of property.

“The management reviewed the situation and resolved to close the school before the protest snowballs into something uncontrollable,” she told NAN.

She described the incident as “`regrettable”, but called for more restraint while the matter was being addressed.

Narrating how the accident happened, she said that a commercial vehicle conveying students to school had a burst tyre, veered off its lane and hit two students on a motorcycle.

The duo died on the spot.

Waku said that the school was about to commence the semester examinations when the unfortunate incident occurred. (NAN)