The general public will Recall that after the botched Press Conference of the Southern Kaduna Youths and Students Forum in Kaduna on 12th June 2017 that was aimed at drawing the attention of the State government towards reopening College of Nursing Kafanchan, Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University, College of Education Gidan waya, a three weeks ultimatum was given to the State government to reopen the schools or face action from students.
On Tuesday, June 27th 2017, during the Joint Press Conference by SKYSFOM with student leaders of the affected institutions, we reiterated our stand regards taking action should the schools remained close at the end of the ultimatum .
Due to the response we saw from the government who addressed a press conference through the commissioners of Education and health, affirming their desire not to reopen the schools whom in their claims were working on security reports which by extension suggests that Southern Kaduna is not safe for Schools to reopen, we were pressed to ask salient questions as thus :
– Why Was The University of Maiduguri not closed down at periods where Boko Haram attacks heightened?
– Why has the Federal School of Statistics Manchok as well as the degree program affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Gidan waya campus of the Kaduna State College of Education Gidan waya been running smoothly without any challenge?
– which one pose more security risk between allowing Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools in the area to be opened since January or the tertiary institutions with matured personalities?
– how have workers in the various government agencies working in the area been going to work since January without the security challenge affecting them?
Yesterday , June 30th 2017 marked the end of the three weeks ultimatum given to the State government to reopen the institutions. SKYSFOM has noticed the politics government is trying to play with education in Kaduna State.
On this premise, the president of SKYSFOM, Comr. Jesse Galadima will today , 1st July 2017 officially open the registers for Kaduna State students to sign a vote of no confidence against HE Mal. Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai on Education .
We Encourage all Kaduna State students that are willing to join this struggle to ensure they append their signatures on the registers as will be made available in the various centres:
SKYSFOM promises to carry out the exercise with all forms of civillity and present it’s reports to relevant agencies, civil society organizations as well as the international community.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.