Umaru Musa Yar’adua University management refutes alleged religious ban
The Management of the Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina has recently given a feedback to a circulating- memo which shows that the school management restricts non-islamic religious activity.
A memo which was circulated over the weekend showed that the management of the school has restrictions to non-muslim religious activity in the school.
The memo was sent by the acting Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Sulaiman Kankara to all students’ clubs and associations in the school and it read partly: “The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria is the only religious association allowed to operate in the university.”
Part of the 17th of January internal memo also read:
“All tribal and local government associations are prohibited by the university.”
Following this, the management of the University has called this memo erroneous in a Facebook post on the school’s official page.
The school’s registrar, Fatima S. Kaita reaffirmed religious freedom “The attention of the Management of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina has been drawn to the circulation of the contents of an erroneous internal memo addressed to all its Students signed by the Ag. Dean, Student Affairs” She said.