Over 30 female students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) evicted from their campus residence for allegedly booing their Hall Governor have been asked to return to their hotels, after living like internally displaced persons on their campus for six days.
FIJ had reported how Professor Aminu Mode, the Dean of Students Affairs of the university, had dashed into the rooms of the students, thrown out their belongings and hurled abuses at them.
Khadija Aminu, the Hall Governor at Block D of Zamfara Hostel, had alleged that she was booed while enforcing the Students Affairs’ order to seize every contraband electrical appliances from students.
The university had banned all students of the institution from using heavy electrical appliances, such as electric cookers and in the hostel. But enforcing the ban on electric cookers in the halls of residence, Khadijah was booed by some students, who accused her of falling short of exactly what she was enforcing.
After FIJ’s story, the students have been asked to write an apology letter and return to the hostel. FIJ had obtained pictures of the stranded students finding where to lay their heads at night. Their luggage was seen scattered all over the hostel exterior and their beds were laid on bare floor.
The university had felt really embarrassed reading reports of how they had dehumanised their students, according to a source working at the office of the Vice-Chancellor.
“The university management are really angry about the report. I won’t lie to you,” the source said. “But they’ve told the students to go back to their hostels for now.”
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