Management of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil in Kano State, has closed down the school and all academic activities in the institution for two weeks after a protest by the students on Wednesday night over the death of their colleague.
The deceased who was a 300 level student of Biology Education, Faruk Abubakar got drowned in River Wudil on Wednesday.
Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, Vice-Chancellor of the University, at a press briefing on Thursday disclosed that the school will be shut down for two weeks, after which the students will resume for the second semester of the session.
He said three students went to the River on Wednesday to swim but were warned by the security not to go into the River.
“The incident coincided with the mid-semester break hence our decision to close the school to students and entire school community to observe two days mourning after which the students proceed on the break,” the Vice-Chancellor said.
According to him, the students had been directed to vacate the campus before closing hours of Thursday, May 3.