Benue varsity shut as students protest new CGPA grading

The authorities of Benue State University on Monday shut the institution and asked students to vacate the campus latest 4:00 p.m.

In a statement issued by the Registrar of the University, Dr Mfaga Modom, the university said that the closure was necessary to avoid breakdown of law and order in and around the campus.

The closure followed the protest embarked on by the students against the five Point Grading System.

The students as early as 6.00 a.m. blocked the two gates of the university located along the busy Makurdi/Gboko Highway.

The students were seen singing and calling on the university management to reverse the policy on grading system to the old practice of calculating Cumulative Grade Point Average.

To avoid breakdown of facilities on the campus, armed security personnel, comprising Police, Civil Defence and DSS were drafted to the campus.

A 300-level student in the Department of Political Sciences, Peter Agbo, said the University management began the implementation of the new grades without notifying the students.

 

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