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ARTICLE: What is next for us in Bauchi road? Jos crisis – Troy Longmum Dakon (A must Read)

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The events of the last few days will not be forgotten soon. Every life is important and there are perhaps, many causes worth dying for, but to me none is worth killing for.

While our country experiences widespread violence and rife today, Jossites face theirs too and as usual, we pay the ultimate prices of these unfortunate events. As students, we are the most vulnerable group whenever reprisals or attacks as these happen all over Nigeria because we suffer casualties and everybody knows this.

We have lost our friends, we have lost good and ample time to finish up with our examinations and not sure if we will make it back to school before ASUU gets to strike for the goal line again.

It’s quite unfortunate and heart wrenching what has happened within this short period; students’ homes were burgled into and their properties stolen. This is still ongoing unchecked especially to students who stay off the campus areas and a lot of students will return back to nothing.

These are realities we face schooling here but what will be next when we return back to where we are not protected. Nobody is sure if things will be normal again. Will we keep moving in threes and twos to board keke to school?

What about students that stay in those most vulnerable and targeted areas, will they be asked to vacate those areas? Schooling in Bauchi road is very risky, as the same people we patronize and relate with daily do not give second thoughts to victimizing us in conflicts that do not concern us.

Since 2001, the University community has been a victim of repeated acts of violence, always resulting in deaths and losses of students properties. In 2018 or so, Government made efforts to mount a Sector 2 Command office and checkpoint inside the College of Forestry just directly opposite the Pharmacy Main Campus gate.

Overtime however, this Command became less functional and depleted in personnel size and thus increasing our vulnerability. As students, we deserve more from government. I don’t think we can afford to keep sending Surveillance Helicopters and Security Helux Security Cars to pick up students everytime there are attacks.

What happens to other students whose parents can’t afford to do this for their wards? It is utterly wrong that government always keeps shying away from drafting and implementing permanent measures that can protect and ensure our safety at Bauchi road or perhaps, does government benefit from these happenings? It’s now more than ever, imperative that we return that Sector Command to how it used to be, ensure more personnel are deployed and placed at strategic locations around the campuses and students areas and possibly, see that there’s also another Police Command at BAUCHI road.

Beyond these attacks, students have continuously suffered from silent and side attacks on boarded tricycles. Implementing these measures will definitely have a positive effect in reducing these various acts of Crime and identify, arrest and bring to book, the perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

In this same vein, another checkpoint be mounted at the Permanent site.
Going forward, the Tricycle Association and other Road officers should ensure Licensed taxis and keke be provided specifically for students’ transportation within the university community and up to popular students areas like Farin Gada and Bauchi Ring Road. These licensed vehicles will reduce the rate at which students enter unidentified vehicles which could turn out fatal.

Lastly, Government should compensate students that were affected by the recent attacks. Students whose homes were burgled into and their properties stolen be compensated as well while ensuring this does not happen again.

All these precautionary steps may not amount to anything if justice is not provided for our slain comrades as a deterrent to other killers out there. We can keep trying to protect ourselves but as we evolve new ways of cautiousness and defense, the enemy also evolves to find new ways of causing trouble. As such, justice must be provided for Shedrach Kums, for Doris Bitrus and all those whose lives were lost and in like manner also to all who were injured like Kingsley and so many others.

These attackers must be apprehended and brought to book. This will send a strong message to other attackers that their activities are not overlooked and have severe consequences. We have quite had enough.

Thank you for reading.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR US IN BAUCHI ROAD?

WRITTEN BY;
TROY LONGMUN DAKON

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University of Jos admission list out [Check list]

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Unijos admission lists for 2021University of Jos (UNIJOS) Admission List for 2020/2021 Academic Session follow the below procedure to check yours.

All the candidates that participated in the University of Jos (UNIJOS) 2020/2021 post UTME screening exercise can now check their admission status online.

How to Check UNIJOS Admission List

  1. Go to UNIJOS admission status checking portal at https://portal.unijos.edu.ng/Account/CheckAdmission.
  2. Supply your JAMB registration number in the required column.
  3. Finally, click on ‘Get Started’ button to access your admission status and registration procedure.

Candidates successfully admitted into the UNIJOS first degree programmes are advised to:

Unijos admission list for the session 2020/2021.

Or you can follow this process

HOW TO CHECK UNIVERSITY OF JOS (UNIJOS) ADMISSION LIST 2021

  • Go jamb.gov.ng/efacility/.
  • Login to your Jamb profile with your username and password.
  • Scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
  • Select your Exam year and Enter your registration number in the required columns.
  • Finally, click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your UNIJOS admission status.
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Unijos acting vice Chancellor and other security angencies pays visit to student hostel assuring them of safety

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The university of Jos acting vice Chancellor professor Ejikeme and other security officials pays visit to the various students hostel, calming situation and ensuring students of full security of lives and properties at the hostel.

The acting vice Chancellor who came to address student, after receiving various calls concerning the safety of students, spoke on the ongoing issues in the city and how it affected some part of the school and ensure student that all will be fine in no time.

 

Accompanying him was police officer U.S Adamu who also was not happy with the situation at hand and also promise to deploy patrol officers around the hostel vicinity to ensure adequate safety for students.

Response from student was on the issue of lack of food as many of them complained of hunger, which is one of the major problem students are facing now at the hostel

The vice Chancellor also assured students that he will also be put into consideration and there will soon be way out soon.

Students were also warned on going out of school gate as the school will not be hold responsible for anything that might happen to anyone found outside.

Unijos student government were also commended by the acting vice Chancellor for there proactiveness

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JAMB postponed 2020/2021 UTME registration ( see details)

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The joint admission matriculation board has announced the postponement of it ongoing utme registration which is schedule to close early this month.

The board has announce the postponement of the registration due to the lack and poor accessing power of candidate to register during this period.

Last week, jamb confirms that the inability of students or candidate to register for the examination was because of poor service and network provided by the operator and affecting the generation of profile code for candidate.

On this note there are shifting the registration deadline to a new one which will be ending May 29th,  and the examination will be holding from 19th June to July 3rd.

JAMB registrar Isaq oloyede addressing newsmen after a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday express the reasons why the registration was shifted as well as ensuring that all process for the registration are follow accordingly.

Mr oloyede also mention that over 60,000 candidate have register for the exam and this is a minimum number compared to previous once and so there is need to shift the date so more student can register and sit for the examination.

 

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