No less than seventy lecturers at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) have reportedly quit their jobs since the inception of Boko Haram attacks in the North-East.
This was according to Dr. Dani Mamman, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIMAID chapter.
Mamman, who spoke in an interview with PUNCH, said admission figures of students in the university since 2012 had equally dropped drastically due to activities of the insurgents.
“About 70 lecturers left, about five died and three are held hostage by Boko Haram. The admission figures of students have been dropping since insurgency started in 2012. We don’t know what will happen to the admission of students this year
“The exit of some lecturers has affected research and learning because some are specialists in their fields. Usually, such exodus affects accreditation of some programmes and courses.
“We requested the government to increase security personnel, security gadgets and construction of the 23.7 km perimeter fence. In the interim, the state governor has started building a 10.3 km perimeter fence,” Mamman said.