Associations,” the administration of Umaru Yar’Ádua University in Katsina, has
denied discriminating against non-Muslim students in a recent memo.
The memo dated January 17, 2017 had stated: “Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) is the only religious association
allowed to operate on campus.”
the acting Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Sulaiman Kankara, as a new guideline
for the registration of clubs and associations on campus.
The memo went viral on social media, and the university came under attack for religious intolerance to non-Muslim students.
Islamic groups which were beginning to spring up on campus, creating division
among students of the same faith.
one misconception in the memo. But the fact of the matter is that in Umaru
Yar’Ádua University, there is no association known as Christian Students
students associations like the Tijjanniya Students Movement in Nigeria,
Academic Forum of Islamic Movement in Nigeria and many associations like that.
to have a single union which will be the mouthpiece of Muslim students and that
is the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria.
till now, I have not received any application requesting registration of
Christian Students Society.
as at last week, we said the two religious group to be recognized by the
university will be the Muslim one and one from Christian side.
registration of any Christian association in the university from any group.”