Sudan crises: Returnee Jigawa students demand change in university

The returned Jigawa State indigenes studying medicine in Sudan have asked the state government to look for the possibility of changing them to another university.

A total of 41 out of the 107 Jigawa students returned to the state on Monday at the Dutse International Airport at 1:55 p.m. after the Federal Government evacuated them from Sudan.

One of the students, who preferred anonymity, stated that the crises in Sudan have made life miserable for them and have affected their studies.

“Although none of us was injured, the crisis has affected our studies and we don’t know actually when this crisis will be over.

“Therefore, government should consider transferring us from the university to other universities in the world for us to finish our studies on time”

Earlier the Director-General, of Jigawa State Education Monitoring Bureau (SEMU), Malam Abdullahi Yunusa, advised the returnees to continue studying their books and not to be discouraged as the government is working to find a solution to their problems.

“Continue reading your books and don’t lose hope as the government will look at possible alternatives of sending you to Canada, the UK, the USA, and other good places to continue with your studies,” he said.

Executive Secretary, of Jigawa State Scholarship Board, Sa’idu Magaji, said governments have been making efforts to make sure students return home safely.

Magaji said all the 107 students who were evacuated from the Sudan, arrived safely at Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

“We received 41 out of the 107 of our students studying in Sudan the remaining are undergoing screening and will be brought to Dutse as soon as the screening is completed,” Magaji said.

SavidNews reported that the Jigawa State Government had sponsored 100 female students from the state to study medicine at the AFHAD University for Women, Onduruman, Sudan.