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‘Daylight rape’: UniJos students protest against tuition fees hike

by Rachel Ogbu


The University of Jos came to a standstill yesterday November 15, after some students came out to protest over tuition fees hike.

The protest spread to Jos-Bauchi roadscausing disruption in traffic movement.

Reports claim that students organised the protests after viewing  statements posted on the university’s website indicating that tuition rose from N12, 000 to N27, 500, while accommodation fee increased from N4, 500 to N12, 500.

As early as 8am, placard-carrying students took over the main gate of the Bauchi Road campus of the university, condemning the increase and demanding a reversal.

Some of the placards read, ‘Daylight rape’, ‘our parents are government workers and have not been paid’, ‘many parents cannot afford the increase’, among others.

Acting president of the Student Union Government, of the institution, Nanlop Maya, who led the protest, said the increase amounted to “commercialisation of education and a demonstration of ‘the insensitivity of the school management to their plight.”

She said efforts to meet with management to discuss the matter were rebuffed.

Maya said “I led a delegation of the students union body to negotiate with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) over the increment but we were denied audience. To my surprise, he said a mere student cannot interact with him.”

Registrar of the university, Jilli Dandam, who addressed the students, promised to take their grievances to the management.

Uni Jos students protest against tuition fees hike
The University of Jos came to a standstill yesterday November 15, after some students came out to protest over tuition fees hike.

The protest spread to Jos-Bauchi roadscausing disruption in traffic movement.

Reports claim that students organised the protests after viewing  statements posted on the university’s website indicating that tuition rose from N12, 000 to N27, 500, while accommodation fee increased from N4, 500 to N12, 500.

As early as 8am, placard-carrying students took over the main gate of the Bauchi Road campus of the university, condemning the increase and demanding a reversal.

Some of the placards read, ‘Daylight rape’, ‘our parents are government workers and have not been paid’, ‘many parents cannot afford the increase’, among others.

Acting president of the Student Union Government, of the institution, Nanlop Maya, who led the protest, said the increase amounted to “commercialisation of education and a demonstration of ‘the insensitivity of the school management to their plight.”

She said efforts to meet with management to discuss the matter were rebuffed.

Maya said “I led a delegation of the students union body to negotiate with the deputy vice-chancellor (Academics) over the increment but we were denied audience. To my surprise, he said a mere student cannot interact with him.”

Registrar of the university, Jilli Dandam, who addressed the students, promised to take their grievances to the management.

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