- Students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) Plateau State have reacted to the recent increase in school fees with a protest
- The protesting students blocked roads leading into the university, with many of them carrying placards
- The students said they can't afford the new school fee and don't want to drop out of school because of it
The students blocked roads leading to the campus in protest on Tuesday, September 12.
As reported by The Punch, the protesting students were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions such as:
“If your children can afford the money, we can’t.”
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“We don’t want to drop out of school,” among others.
It was gathered that leaders of the institution's Students Union Government mobilised the students for the protest.
The protesting students called for an urgent reversal of the hike in school fees and other services rendered by the University.
They added that the school management should not complicate the already dire situation in the country with further fee increments.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State, became the latest Nigerian University to increase its school fees from N45,000 to N213,000.
In a statement issued on Friday, July 28 and signed by the Registrar, Rejoice James Songden, Ph. D., the school announced the increment of over 300 per cent.
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