The recent speculations that the Federal Government is planning to revoke the University status of the Alvan Ikoku Federal Univeristy of Education along with their other counterpart has raised several reactions from both students, staff and many Nigerians.
On hearing the news, the students went for a peaceful demonstration to the Government House Owerri. They were addressed by top government officials and asked to calm down as the information is false.
However, there have been diverse reactions on the action. Some people appear to be in support of it because they think it doesn’t make sense for the last administration to hastily start a process they had no plans on harmonizing. This reaction actually came from a student of the institution. The students are also concerned with the name their certificate would bear. The institution is affiliated to the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka and all the students love to be associated with it.
Reactions from staff is as expected. They are totally against the action and are already having series of meetings to ensure it doesn’t happen. The reason why they want this cannot be hard to guess. A vice chancellor has since been appointed for the new university.