Some of the returning students told the News Agency of Nigeria in Pankshin that the re-opening of the institution was a “big relief and welcome development”.
“In fact, l am so excited to be back to school, after a forced and unprepared stay at home ordered by the Federal Government due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, ” Ms Plangnan John, a 300 level student told NAN.
“When the announcement for resumption was made by the management, my joy knew no bound. You can’t believe that I left my parents house in Mangu on Sunday for Pankshin, just to ensure that I am away from home,” she said.
According to her, seven months of staying at home is boring and frustrating, which explains why I left home before the resumption day for the room I rented in Pankshin to stay, due to inadequate hostel accommodation.
Also speaking, Ezekiel Dashe, NCE II student, said he was overwhelmed with joy to be back in school after a long holiday slammed on Nigerian schools at all levels by the government.
Dashe thanked the government and the college management for the re-opening of the institution for resumption of academic activities.
“It’s very unfortunate that the closure of the college due to the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our academic calendar but by God’s grace we shall overcome it,” he said.
For Mrs Lydia Danjuma, a 300-Level student, the seven-month forced holiday was a blessing in disguise, as she was able to adhere strictly to the six months exclusive breastfeeding period as prescribed by medical experts.
“Even though I missed a lot academically, during the lock down, my baby and I gained at the home front. All the same I am glad we are back to continue from where we stopped, ” Danjuma said.
NAN reports that the three banks in the college community witnessed a large turnout of resuming students, who were trying to pay either tuition fees or department/faculty dues.
Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Ifeyinwa Omowole
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