Friday, November 20

Rivers state university students protest increase of school fee

Non indigenous students of the Rivers State University of Science & Technology have staged a peaceful protest in the school premises over 300% difference between indigenes fees and that of students who are non indigenes of Rivers state.

The students reportedly vented their streets of the school to vent their frustration on Wednesday, 18th November. One of the students who spoke with newsmen disclosed that non-indigenes of the states are paying N82, 000 as tuition, while those from Rivers state pay a total of N18,000.

According to the aggrieved student, former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi reduced the fees last session and all students were paying the same amount as fees but since Governor Nyesom Wike took office with the new Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof Blessing Didia, the fees for non-indigenes were increased while those for indigenes stayed the same.

The students are now calling on the Federal Government to see to it that the situation in the school is fairly rectified.

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