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Anchor varsity students fault school’s policy on programmes

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The students of Anchor University, Ayobo-Ipaja, Lagos, have faulted the enacted rule of the school management, saying they were not included in the decision making process.The school’s management had at the beginning of the last semester, adjusted the timing for all students’ programmes and activities on campus.

The new policy according to the management was geared towards helping the students attain great heights in their respective careers.In the new policy, the management made it compulsory for all students to vacate the halls of residence at around 8:00 a.m. every day from Monday all through to Friday and then return at 6:00p.m. Later, the time was adjusted to 4:00p.m for the students’ convenience.

The students were only allowed to go into the hostels during break time, which is scheduled from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.While some lauded the rule, others find it difficult to abide by it on the ground that it is difficult to stay out all through the hours.

When The Guardian spoke with some of the students who have collected their results for the just concluded semester to evaluate how the policy affected their performances. It was discovered that the policy brought a commendable change in the students’ results.Though a lot of them affirmed that the regulation brought slight improvement in their academic work, notwithstanding, they lamented that they had to struggle with the new rules all throughout the second semester.

A student from the department of Mass Communication, Azubogu Blessing, said, “students options were not considered before the rule was enacted, we were kept outside the comfort of our rooms for long hours and that was not convenient for me throughout the semester.”Oputa Chibuzor from Computer Science department, said, “though stressful, it actually helped and contributed to our performance after all.”

Chaba Emmanuel, History and Diplomatic Studies student, “the rule did have its advantages but it got me stressed, because I am a type of person that likes to have my afternoon sleep so that I will be able to read well at night. So adjusting to the school’s set time was difficult.”Akinyemi Priscilla from the school’s Microbiology department said, “it stressed me up so much, because the noise in the faculty buildings during free periods made it impossible to achieve tangible things.”


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