Management of Adamawa State University has banned a students’ press club for three months for allegedly posing a threat to the security of other students on campus.
The Institution in a letter sent to the president of the press club, which was signed by the Acting Registrar, Ahmed Ghaji.
The Registrar said, “Management has received with dismay the report on the activities of the Press Club and the threat it poses to the security of other students on campus”
According to the statement, the press club was banned from operating on campus for three (3) months with effect from January 27.
Ghaji directed the press club to immediately stop every activity and ensure strict compliance by all members.
The National Union of Campus Journalists (NUCJ) has condemned the banning of the press club.
In a statement posted on NUCJ official twitter page, the union described the ban as illegal.
“NUCJ totally condemns the illegal ban of Press Club in Adamawa State University, for three months. Findings reveal that the university management has no good-enough reasons to ban the student journalists for exercising their rights.”