Students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) have this morning closed down all academic activities in the institution over a new school fees policy introduced by the management.
The protesting students said they would not accept the school’s new policy of no fee no examination, adding that it was a means to ill-treat the students.
According to DailyPost, a student speaking on the condition of anonymity said,
“We pay the highest amount of school fees in Nigeria. Among all the Federal Universities in this country, UNIPORT pays highest. They will still ask us to pay faculty dues, departmental dues, exam registration fees and many others.
We are sick and tired of all these payments. They even went ahead to issue a deadline for these payments not considering that things are hard for our parents.
We decided to embark on this protest today because 1st semester exams are supposed to start today and what we have done is to stop it from holding.”
The protesters who started around 4:30am had totally stopped vehicular and human traffic on the East-West road.
The students said they would continue until they were addressed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Sunday Lale.
It was learnt that the school was supposed to commence examinations today.
Source: Punch / Daily Post