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Ekiti students demonstrate over education policies

02 October 2015, 16:13

Ekiti - Students in Ekiti state have taken to the streets to express their grievances over the 'harsh' educational policies of the state governor, Ayo Fayose, Nation reports.

The students under the aegis of the Federation of Ekiti State Students Union (FESSU) and the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) condemned the scrapping of the free education by the governor.

The protest caused a huge traffic gridlock in the area as students marching and stopping interminttently at various junctions to address the public.

Also read: UNILAG students protest over bedbugs, mosquitoes infested hostels

FESSU’s National President Peter Obayemi lamented that students no longer had access to bursary from the government.

He accused officials of the scholarship board of underhand dealings.

Some officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) were on ground to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the protest.

Read more at Nation

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