The KASU gist reaching us has it that Kaduna State University medical students yesterday protested at the state secretariat. They were later on addressed by some commissioners from the state government.
The reason for the protest is not far-fetched.The Kaduna State University Faculty of medicine started in 2009 after the advisory stage of accreditation was given to the school by MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) in 2008. It will amaze you to know after 6 years they are still at that stage.
First set of students were admitted in
2009/2010 academic session. Subsequent admissions were given each session with this years’ expected before the year runs out and will be the 6th admission.
Looking at the impossibility of finishing the hospital at millennium city for clinical studies in good time, the then Yakowa’s government was advised to upgrade the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital to be used as Teaching Hospital for clinical studies and tertiary health care services to the people of the state before the completion of the Hospital at millennium city to avoid unnecessary stagnation of students. The upgrade project was awarded in October 2012 to be completed in 2013.
Unfortunately after the demise of Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, the project has suffered a huge set-back. The most senior class are in their 5th year in the university while still in 300 level (pre-clinical arm) due to the non-availability of a Teaching Hospital and lack of accreditation by both Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and Nigeria University commission.