Kano University Riot: Management Shuts School Down
A protest launched by students of the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, (KUST) on Wednesday has earned them a compulsory two-week sit at home.
They had torched some property in protest launched after two students died in a river mishap.
Bounce News correspondent in Kano saw no relationship between drowning of the two students and the violation of school property.
After a meeting of the management on the same day, the Vice Chancellor of KUST, Professor Shehu Musa, ordered a shutdown of the University and directed the students to go home for two weeks.
The Vice Chancellor gave the directive after an emergency council meeting following the violent protest by the students.
Several property of the institution were damaged, as the students protested.
Mr Musa said the university would renovate all the damaged property within three days and normal activities would resume at the expiration of the two weeks compulsory holiday.
Three students of the institution had gone to Wudil River in the cool of the evening on Wednesday, at about 6:00 p.m. to swim, but that adventure ended on a sad note for two of them 30 minutes after.
One drowned instantly while another died at a hospital later after he was rescued.
The loss triggered the protest.
The students accused the
University of negligence and intentional delay in the rescue efforts of the drowned
They accused the Dean of Students Affair of the university of not handling the case the way it should have been handled, claiming slow response led death of their colleagues.