UNIPORT Shuts Down Over Protest Against Hike In Fees
Students of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), led by the leadership of the Student Union are currently protesting against hike in their school fees and other levies.
The students who are reported to have started a peaceful demonstration since 5 AM this morning to stop the 1st semester examinations scheduled to start by 9 AM, barricaded all access road leading to the Ivory Tower, including the major East-West road and the Choba-Uniport road.
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” he added.
Another report from a student within the premises, also on the condition of anonymity said;
It was a peaceful protest until Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) came to intervene, as a result, over 10 students killed; over 10 shot and over 10 injured.
All entry and exit points are reported to have been shut down by the angry students.
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