Bauchi Polytechnic Suspends, Dismisses Female Students Protesting Water Scarcity In Hostels

About seven college students of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi have been suspended for organising a peaceable protest over shortage of water of their hostels.

A scholar of the establishment, who spoke on situation of anonymity, stated about 4 of the scholars had been expelled whereas the remaining three had been suspended over the peaceable protest.


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He acknowledged that the affected college students had merely reminded the porter of the significance of water within the feminine hostels.

He added that the scholars, who’re of their closing years, had been both suspended or dismissed.

According to the supply, the scholars had been wrongly affiliated with a former lecturer of the college, with whom the establishment’s deputy rector has some scores to settle. 

He stated, “In March 2021 at ATAP, Bauchi, there was a small peaceable protest within the feminine hostel at The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi. 

“The feminine college students protested lack of water within the hostels, there was no water within the hostels that point for about three to 4 months. So after the protest, the administration recognized some feminine college students like seven of them. The fact is that they don’t seem to be even those who organised the protest however the Deputy Rector of the polytechnic has an issue with a person known as Yarewa; he claimed the scholars work for Yarewa. 

”These college students do not even have any relationship with Yarewa, He was a workers member on the establishment however had been suspended a very long time in the past, however the deputy rector nonetheless has an issue with Yarewa. 

“The college students who protested weren’t violent, they did not injury something, they did not assault anyone, it was a peaceable protest. They did not destroy any property; all they did was simply shouting that they wished water. They had been telling the hostel porter that they wished water, they merely protested in opposition to the shortage of water. 

”Now, the college authority has suspended about three of them whereas 4 of them have been dismissed. The affected college students are from the School Of Science, School of General Studies and School of Engineering. 

”It’s painful as a result of they’re all within the closing yr and closing semester, they’re nearly carried out with faculty and all these are occurring.”

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Bauchi Polytechnic Suspends, Dismisses Female Students Protesting Water Scarcity In Hostels

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