Tasi’u Aminu reports,
The management of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) has on Thursday, July 20, 2023 rescheduled the commencement of first semester examination of 2022/2023 academic session due to some logistic issues.
The examination which was earlier slated to commence on Monday July 24, 2023 is now shifted to Monday, July 31, 2023. The university emphasized that students who are yet to make their registration, should endeavor to do the needful, as the registration portal is opened till Friday, July 28, 2023.
However, many students of the university were displeased over the new development. Some of them believed that the examination was postponed due to the inability of Sokoto and some Kebbi state students, particularly those under state’s government scholarship to complete their registration within the stipulated time frame.
Reacting to the matter, Idris Ibrahim expressed that, “I cannot deny what the university said is the rationale behind the rescheduling of the examination date. But, I am not glad about it for some reasons best known to me.”
“Although I am not praying for this to happen, what if the Sokoto state’s students fail to process their school fees payments within the additional 7 days, what is going to happen?” he asked rhetorically.
In his own reaction, Mubarak Adebayo lamented that, “This development has affected my plans. I have already designed how I am going to survive for the remaining four weeks of this semester. Seriously, I don’t have any provision for this additional week.”
Indigene Students Rejoice
Contrarily, the extension is a blessing for indigenous students of Sokoto and Kebbi state who are yet to complete their registrations.
An indigene of Kebbi state, Zulkifilu Dahiru was excited about the extension stating that this may be a last chance for him to make his school fees payment.
He said that, “This is a kind gesture from the university, I must commend the university for adjusting the registration deadline. This is a great opportunity for students who are yet to make their registration. It would also provide an ample time for them to look for a way to process their school fees payments. Without the postponement, I am sure that many students, including me, would have to defer the session.”
“Those under state scholarship boards who are yet to receive any payment from their boards will also have time to extend their various complaints. Kebbi state scholarship board will have enough space to address the technical glitches as well as the verification of some students whose names did not appear in the general list,” he added.