It was a tense atmosphere on Monday at Kogi State University, Anyigba, as students of the Faculty of Medicine of the institution, marched to the school’s Senate Building protesting the non-accreditation of their course of study.
The students who trooped out in their large numbers complained that the state government and the school authority is paying lip service to their plight.
The protest came to an end after Mrs. Margaret Araoye, the faculty of medicine provost intervened and begged the student to put an end to the protest for that day while they moved to the faculty for a brief meeting with the faculty board.
The medical students in the institution have been stagnant for more than five years due to non-accreditation of their programmes by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
This is due to the non-availability of equipment which has hindered the students from participating in the examination that will qualify them for clinical training at the teaching hospital.
Similarly, students who are due for clinical training at the school teaching hospital do not know their fate without the conduct of any professional examination to qualify them.
Therefore the visible angry students called on the state government and the relevant authorities to take necessary action because according to them they feel frustrated and abandoned by the school management.