Frustrated by the continuous foot dragging by the academic staff of the institution despite obvious efforts of the state Government and management of the school, students of Kogi State University have carried out a demonstration to demand that full academic activities resume on campus.
The students, in a move they described as “Solidarity Movement” went to the Secretariat of the institution's Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) where they made their message known and then arrived at the main campus of the institution where they brought to a halt mobility around the campus.
The Chairman, Joint Campus Committee of Kogi State Students, Comrade Hussein Attaja, who addressed the students, told them they were tired and want nothing but resolution of all matters that have stagnated academic activities.
Attaja, who is also a Student of the institution, appealed for calm, even as he would prefer nothing but the immediate resumption of teaching and learning.
Other students who spoke at the rally stressed that despite the fact that a lot of time has been expended on the current strike action, some of the lecturers seem unperturbed and demand they resume immediately.
Several of the students come from all parts of the country and have reaumed, hoping that Governor Yahaya Bello's visit to the institution would bring lasting solution to strike imbroglio only to see their hopes dashed as lecturers have continued to be adamant in their demand.