Medical students of Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, on Monday stormed the Senate building of its institution to protest the continued non accreditation of their faculty.
Students in the faculty have been stagnant for over 5 years now without professional examination to qualify them for clinical training in the teaching hospital.
The College of Health Science has three sets of medical students of which two are still in 200level (A and B) and the other 300 level. The state had earlier set up a committee in December 2016 to work within six weeks and give them feedback, but the committee was reported to have worked for 12 months.
According to the students who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the committee was supposed to recommend the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, but “decided to go for an upgrade of an ill-staffed, unequipped and structurally backward diagnostic hospital in the town of the University for selfish reasons.
The protest which held at the premises of the University Senate Building was later put to an end around 2pm after the intervention of the faculty of medicine provost, Professor (Mrs) Margaret Araoye who addressed the protesters and urged them to put an end to the protest for today while they moved to the faculty for a brief meeting with the faculty board.
It will be recalled that the course was introduced into the institution during the administration of Governor Idris Wada, former governor of the State before the present administration of Governor Yahaya Bello while it was also added to the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) Brochure for the past five years while it is yet to be accredited by the National University Commission.