Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University, KASU, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, has refuted rumor trending in the social media that the Kafanchan Campus of the State University has been closed down with the view to relocate its activities to the Kaduna main campus.
A statement signed by the Vice Chancellor and issued to newsmen in Kaduna said, “This rumor emanated as a result of a notice of resumption issued by the management of KASU, Kafanchan Campus which directed all undergraduate students of Kafanchan Campus that the KASU portal would be opened on Monday, 22nd May, 2017 for those who were unable to complete their (first semester) registration, they should ensure they do so.”
What thickens the closure rumor, according to the statement was a paragraph in the resumption notice which noted that all students should resume at the main campus.
The statement advised students of Kafanchan campus to report at the consultancy unit of KASU main campus where they would be allocated accommodation at no cost.
However, making clarifications on the said notice of resumption, the Vice Chancellor explained that, “The current action was taken on the best interest of the students so that they can cover the lost semester; catch up and continue with their normal studies pending when the campus is reopened, which academic activities were suspended last December owing to security breakdown in Kafanchan.
Students of the Kafanchan Campus were seen in groups at the main campus discussing in exciting tunes after they were given details of their registration as directed by the University authority.
The Kafanchan Campus of KASU is made up of two faculties and eight departments. They are Faculty of Environmental Science and Faculty of Agriculture.