MOUAU Students Protest FG’s Decision To Scrap Non-Agric Courses In The School
Students of the College of Management
Sciences (COLMAS) of Michael Okpara
University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia, on
Thursday protested against the Federal
Government’s policy scrapping seven courses
in the college.
The affected courses are Accounting, Banking
and Finance, Marketing, Economics,
Entrepreneurial Studies, Industrial Relations
and Business Administration.
The students protested to the office of the
Dean of the college, Prof John Ihendinihu, and
called on the management of the university to
initiate steps toward the restoration of the
The President, Association of Management
Science Students (AMSS) of the university, Mr
Uzoma Onuoha, said that they were disturbed
by the news of the scrapping of the courses.
Onuoha said that they were worried by the
development and wanted to know what the
management was doing about it.
“We appeal to you sir to ensure that something
is done fast to restore the programmes.
“We can never be violent or engage in any act
that would bring shame to the university as we
continue to express our dissatisfaction with the
policy,” he said.
The students carried placards, some of which
read: “Restore our programme in JAMB
“The scrapped management programmes were
approved by relevant professional bodies” and
“Management programmes in MOUAU have
been in existence since 2003’.”
Responding, the dean said that the college with
the university management was on top of the
situation and hoped to get positive response
from the relevant authority.