Federal University, Otuoke students protest over increase in school fees

Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine herald that Students of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa, on Thursday paralysed the activities at the institution following a protest against alleged increase in school fees.

The students, who barricaded roads leading to the Otuoke Community and the institution, described the increase in the school fees from N55, 000 to N85, 000 as unacceptable.

The protest also led to the closure of some business outlets in the town which is the home town of President Goodluck Jonathan.

One of the students, Christy Asuen, said the increase in the tuition fees was not commensurate with the facilities available.

READ  Fuotuoke 2015/2016 Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details

“We are studying under very tedious conditions. We don’t have power and water, most of us buy water and contribute money to buy power generating set,’’ she said.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, however, denied the increase.

“The truth is that we have not increased the school fees of the university,’’ he said, explaining that the fees advertised by the university during its admission were still the ones being paid.

He said the fees were charged according to the three sets of students that had so far gained admissions into the school.

READ  Federal University, Otuoke Admission Acceptance Instructions For 2014/2015 Session

Stay updated with all Nigeria University news, Polytechnic news, Post-Utme and more;
Join/Like Us now on Facebook and twitter

Don’t forget to share this news with your friends using the Share buttons below…

About the author

Admin

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Comodo SSL