Following the closure of all the University entry gates by students
on Monday, 2nd September, 2019 despite all entreaties by the University
Management, the Vice-Chancellor/Chairman of Senate on behalf of the
Senate of the Benue State University, Makurdi has approved the closure
of the University with immediate effect to avoid further breakdown of
law and order in and around the University campus.
2) Students are by this notice directed to vacate the campus latest 4.00 p.m. today, Monday, 2nd September, 2019.
3) Parents/Guardians of the students and the general public should please take note.
Management of Benue State University is aware of the grievances of
students, especially as it relates to the Five (5) Point Grading System.
It is in recognition of this that the Benue State University Senate
constituted a Committee to consider the appeal by the students for the
recalculation of their previous results from Four (4) Point Grading
System to Five (5) Point Grading System and submit its recommendations.
The Committee requested and received memoranda
from the University community including the Students; met severally and
its report is to be considered at the forthcoming meeting of Senate
scheduled for Thursday, 5th September, 2019.
Students must acknowledge the fact that the University had already
complied with the directive by the National Universities Commission
(NUC) by reverting to the 5 Point Grading System with effect from the
2018/2019 academic session.
In the interim, the University
Management met the students and informed them of the efforts of Senate
and appealed for their patience to enable the Committee to complete the
Management also, through the Dean of Students issued a
circular informing the students of its efforts.
The closure of the University gates by students on account of this issue is therefore unwarranted.
Management wishes to reiterate that it can only consider their appeal when the report of the Senate Committee is received.
Management wishes every student to note that it cares for their
academic success and will never deliberately distort their academic
performance and results.
Management therefore appeals to
students to be Law abiding and respect constituted authority, policies
and properties of the University and allow due process to prevail.