The Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU) at the Kaduna State University (KASU) has decried the prolonged power outages in the two campuses of the institution.


In a statement on Thursday, Peter Adamu, chairman of KASU’s ASUU chapter, said the institution is experiencing “a total system collapse” due to the prolonged power outage running into months.

He said the Kafanchan campus of the university had been experiencing power outages for over seven months while the main campus had been experiencing it for one month.

Adamu said the union had, on several occasions, engaged the management of the university over the problem.


He added that, as a result of the power outages, exams scheduled to commence on October 10, could not hold.

He said the situation had forced academic staff members to research from home where they were sure of the electricity supply.

The ASUU chairman called on the management of the two campuses of the university not to allow students to go on a rampage before addressing the problem.


“It is sad that the system had been subjected to such ridicule and we foresee a huge embarrassment if the management relented in its efforts,” the statement reads.

“This portends danger and the university’s progress recorded over the years might gravitate towards retrogression.

“Management must not allow students to go on a rampage before attempting to contain the problem. This, in our opinion, will be more embarrassing to the university.

“This precarious situation has opened up a vista of thought-provoking discussions among staff on the one hand, and students on the other.


“In all these discussions, the indicators portend imminent academic stagnation and a dangerous end.

“There is a feeling of pessimism, hopelessness, despair, despondency and dissent premonition that if the university management did not redouble their efforts, the end to this ugly situation might not be palatable.”

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