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Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…


One week after the Benue State University students staged a protest against the "no school fees, no examination" policy by the school, the school management declared the institution closed and immediately sent a circular demanding the students living in hostels pack out by 6pm of that Friday, the 16 of February. 

The 2016/2017 second semester examinations started on a note of mixed feelings and disarray as students who were yet to pay their school fees got sent out of the examination hall.
Two weeks to the release of the examination timetable and the second semester exams generally, the Vice-chancellor, Professor Msugh Kembe had through the departmental Head of Departments advised all students to pay their fees.

The General Studies (GSTs) and Entrepreneurial Studies (EPS) examinations started on the 6th of February and by 14, 75% of the school had paid their fees. This did not stop the school management from carrying out its proposed threat of sending students out of the examination hall. Eventually, this action take by the school led to a one day protest by the students. The gates of first&second campus, college of health science were all on lock down as the student started a "no exit, no entry policy". 

The reason behind the protest was that, the parents of students were State civil servants who were yet to be paid salaries (over 8 months) by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom. They demanded that until he paid their parents, there was nothing they could do. For this reason, they refused to grant ASUU representatives audience when they came to talk to them as the students were on protest mode. The same thing was done to the Deputy Vice-chancellor Academics and also, the Benue State Commissioner of Police. 

By Monday, February 19, the school management established that the Benue State University will stay shut down for two weeks. According to them, this will enable the students who were yet to pay their school fees source for money by applying for jobs or doing whatever.

As of yesterday, Tuesday, all the hostels except those occupied by boys were closed. The school management has advised the male students to move out or else the period of shut down will be extended. 

Today, Wednesday, February 21, is the Parents Teachers Association meeting. This is seemingly a first as it has not happened before in the institution over such a matter. The meeting is scheduled to hold by 12pm at the College of Health Sciences auditorium 1.

Maybe it is good what the Benue State University management has done. Maybe it isn't good what the school management has done. In first semester, an undertaken form was given to the students who were yet to pay their fees and in this semester, the school is making a claim that most of those students were yet to pay. They wondered how those ones could pay for second semester if undertaken forms were brought out once more. 
The action is quiet logical if you consider that the school is operating on its own without finance from the State. Yes, Governor Samuel Ortom washed his hands off matters of the State's institution. I agree, it really is a thing of wonder.
Are you wondering why the school cannot wait to hold the students when they come for clearance? There.. You have your answer in the preceding paragraph. The school is not running a charity case. While it is unfortunate that those who cannot pay will still be sent out without grace to re-write the exams (so it seems), what can we do about it? 


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