Students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) in Kobo Campus says they have been enduring power outagae since the institution resumed academic activities.
In an interview with WikkiTimes, the students pleaded with the management to fix the lingering blackout which is taking a toll on their studies.
WikkiTimes gathered that transformer supplying power to the campus has been faulty for over three months. The alternative means of power is the school’s generator, but its operation is epileptic, according to students.
“We learnt that the cause of this blackout was due to a fault in our transformer,” said a student who pleaded anonymity. “We find it difficult to charge our phones and laptops for academic use and the heat is too much.”
“We are begging the university to help us increase the hours of running the generator here in Kobo Campus,” another student said. “At least from 4 to 8 hours.”
When contacted, Dr Bashir Sarkin Daji, Dean Students’ Affairs told WikkiTimes that the management is aware of the blackout. According to him, the transformer was active before Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike.
Sarkin Daji explained that the institution asked had to disconnect the transformer to prevent paying for what was not in use. “You know NEPA will be charging us while students were not around but In Shaa Allah, I have spoken with the vice chancellor and they have given money for it to be repaired,” he said, adding that power would be restored any moment from tomorrow.