NASPOLY Students – The students of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, on Wednesday protested over non-accreditation of all courses taught in the institution.
The students, who blocked Lafia/Akwanga highway, carried placards with different inscriptions such as; “no course is accredited”, “we are tired of stories”, “our certificate is not recognized”, among others.
Umar Abdullahi, who led the protest, said the management had been charging each person N2,000 accreditation since 2013.
He explained that all courses in the institution had lost their accreditation since 2013 and the government and the management were not making any efforts to remedy the situation.
“Those who graduated from the institution find it difficult to get admission or employment because the certificate is not recognised,” he said.
It was gathered it took the intervention of Abdullahi Agwai, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and security personnel to calm the protesters.
The permanent secretary assured the students that the government would do everything possible to address the issue of accreditation of courses in the institution.
He government would investigate and get to the root of the matter for prompt action.