Students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) have begun a peaceful protest over a recent hike in their tuition fees among other issues.
The demonstration, which began on Monday, saw students of the institution cordon off the school’s entrance over a series of concerns that they have described as the “injustices” done to them by the management of the university.
The students who brandished placards with different inscriptions demanded that the school portal be reopened and that the tuition fees expected to be paid by the students be reviewed.
They also asked that a system be put in place to allow them to pay their fees without writing to the registrar.
It was gathered that the tuition fees for the students used to range between N21,000 and N22,000 but the university raised it to N42,000 while the acceptance fee for new students was also increased from N4,500 to N20,000.
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Pictures and video clips from the protest also surfaced on social media showing the students holding up placards with inscriptions reading: “No late registration fee including Add and Drop, Postponement of the first-semester exam to 8th of March.”
As of when this report was filed, TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the authorities at UNIABUJA for comments.
The development comes a few days after the Lagos government announced the reduction of tuition fees for students of the Lagos State University (LASU).
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