Zamfara Govt Reopens State Varsity Closed Since 2019

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Management of the Zamfara State University Talata Mafara has announced the resumption of academic activities for the 2018/2019 session.

The development follows an outburst over the closure of the school since 2018 after its establishment in 2017 by the governor Abdul’azizi Abubakar Yari administration. The varsity opened the admission window in 2018.

A student who spoke to SaharaReporters on the state of the institution said the former governor crated the institution because Zamfara was the only Northern state without a state university at the time.

He said students were enrolled in the 2018/2019 academic sessions taught by academic staff whose employment was contract-based and the students had taken the first-semester examination successfully in 2019 before a transition of power.

Things, however, things turned a new leaf after the May 29 elections ushered the Bello Matawalle administration.

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He added that students received a notice not to return to school while on the first-semester break following a probe by the new administration into some maladministration and misappropriation of funds by the former governor of the state.

The student stated that the investigation the governor claimed to be conducting had gone on forever, which is a major setback for the educational pursuit of enrolled students.

He pleaded with the state governor to issue a statement, asking if the university would cease to exist or continue so that students would know their fate and do what is necessary.

However, in a recent development, the Zamfara State Government has approved the continuation of academic activities in the school.

A copy of the new academic calendar signed by Aminu Abdullahi, the institution’s Director of Academic Planning showed academic activities will resume on June 28, 2021.

Zamfara Govt Reopens State Varsity Closed Since 2019

Source: SaharaReporters 

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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