Medical Students of Kaduna State University have taken their plight (lack of accreditation) to the streets. At the time of filing this report, they are headed for Kashim Ibrahim House ‘hoping to cry their hearts out to the governor on the issue of their accreditation’ according to one of the students (name withheld).
It is to worthy of note that the same students have been stranded for the better part of the 5 years they’ve spent in school (3 years to be exact) after a protest on 9th September the Commissioners of Health and Education together assured the students that all facilities will be put in place within 3 weeks and MDCN will come and give the school accreditation to allow the students continue with their studies.
These promises were not upheld and the students about a week ago wrote the Governor on the need to avert an imminent Peaceful protest which they promised will be continuous and unrepentant until they are accredited.
Recently, the government of Kaduna State has through the media made it clear the Medical Students were no longer an emergency since it decided to send about 40 students to Uganda for the next six years this in the eye of experts is a cruel and misguided attempt; because accrediting KASU will make for the graduation of over 200 doctors within just a 5 year period, yet the government chooses to lavish an even greater sum in training a meager 40 for 6 years.
It is hoped that the Governor at a time as this will look favourably to the accreditation issue, this students have suffered vigorous screening exercise only for their dreams to be crushed by government policies.