Students of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado- Ekiti, yesterday, disrupted the first semester examination billed to be conducted in four centres in different parts of the state.
The students were protesting the directive of the management of the institution ordering them to pay their school fees in full before they could be allowed to sit for examination.
The management had arranged four centres at Ifaki, Oye, Ikere and Federal Polytechnic outside the campus as special examination centres Vanguard gathered that the university started the screening of the students and subsequently could not process the issuance of examination permits for the students.
Officials of the university had for three days embarked on the screening of the students where examination permits were issued to those who had fully paid their fees.
Trouble was said to have started at the examination centres when a large number of the students who had paid but were not allowed to sit for the exams as they could not produce exam permits.
The students, apparently enraged by the poor handling of the issue by the university officials, stormed the classes and disrupted the conduct of the examination.
When the matter was brought to the attention of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oladipo Aina, he was said to have ordered that the affected students be allowed to write their papers.
i wonder why universities are so money conscious whereas they are been funded by govt.
the way they behave when it comes to money makes me wonder if the can even survive with the school fees students are paying.
normally even if a student is not able to pay his / her fees in his entire stay in school no one has the right to deprive him/her any thing until the point when he/she needs final results after graduation becos these are govt owned schools whose aim is not to make profit but rather to equip the citizens for economic development,.