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Government college students decry insecurity


Government College, Jos. Photo: SCHOOLINGS

The students of Government College, Jos, at the weekend staged a peaceful protest against “lack of security in the college.”

The students barricaded the main gate to the college, thereby preventing people from going out and coming into the premises.

They had started to block the Federal Government Road, popularly known as Zaria Road when the teachers prevailed on them to limit their action to the school premises, which they complied with.


Speaking with The Guardian, Head Boy of the school, an SSS 3 student of Physics, Pololis Danladi, said that at times, students were attacked in the compound because the gate is porous and the attackers could jump in through any side because their school is vulnerable to attacks.

“We had had occasions where students were attacked by hoodlums coming from outside who jump into the campus and maim students. They have been attacking us. When the attack became too much, we dared them especially those of us who are boys.”

He said that the college authority was aware of their protest because they disclosed to them their intention and reason for the protest, which the acknowledged was not bad.

The Head boy urged the Plateau State Government to fence the entire college and put good security architecture in place to safeguard the college and its students.

However, none of the two vice principals (both academic and administration) was around for comments.

A source close to the education ministry, said that the Principal of the school alerted them of the happening and assured that they would take necessary actions to prevent re-occurrence and put the school in proper shape.


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