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Ekiti University students protest

03 May 2013, 09:02

Ado-Ekiti-  Ekiti State University (EKSU) students on Thursday protested "no school fees, no lecture” policy introduced by school management.

The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the students numbering about 1 500 barricaded the school main gate to both members of staff and visitors to the school.

The demonstrating students who were armed with banners bearing various inscriptions used the period of protest to woo their other colleagues to join them.

Reacting to the protest, the Vice Chancellor of EKSU, Prof.  Oladipo Aina during a press briefing said the new policy had come to stay.

 ``Before the policy of no school fee, no examinations, the students were owing the school close to N2 billion before I became the VC.

``The new stand of the management now is 'no school fee, no lectures' and we are not going to compromise that stand.

``We expect our students to abide by the new policy," the VC declared.

According to the Vice Chancellor, the university had not been officially closed-down, contrary to insinuations being peddled in some quarters.

Aina said the university had only been sealed off to 1 500 legitimate students, who have paid their fee out of 1.4000 students, who have not.

NAN reports that the students declared in vehement terms that nothing short of a reversal will made them shift ground.

One of the students, Gbenga Ajayi told NAN that the new policy was harsh on them.

The protest was however peaceful.


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