UNIPORT Senate Shuts Down Varsity After Violent Protest

Published On: April 11, 2016, 9:25 pm
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
-- Online (m) at 11-04-2016 09:25PM

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Management of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has announced the closure of the university for one month following the violent students’ protest over the new tuition fee policy on Monday in Port Harcourt.

Dr Williams Wodi, UNIPORT’s Deputy Registrar (Information), made this known in a text message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to the statement, the decision to close the school was reached during an emergency Senate meeting convened to address the students’ protest over the “no tuition fee-no-examination policy.”

“Senate has shut down the University of Port Harcourt with immediate effect.

“All students are hereby directed to vacate their hostel accommodation before 6 p.m. today (Monday), while Students’ union and all its affiliates’ bodies are suspended with immediate effect.

“The closure will last for a period of one month,” the text message read.

Wodi had earlier told NAN that the protesting students destroyed his office and Faculty of Science building.

According to him, students’ had been served several notices to pay their tuition fees before examination which was scheduled to commence on Monday (today).

The spokesman said that 98 per cent of the student population had complied with the no-fees-no-examination policy before the protest.

“We were patient and generous enough such that we shifted the policy implementation five times from November 2015 to April 7, 2016.

“The exam was scheduled to begin today (Monday), but protesting students have successfully disrupted the exams of which we are taking inventory of destruction on campus.

“The police are currently trying to contain the situation of which the rules of engagement is not to injure anyone but to pick up those who are ring leaders of the protest,” he said.

NAN recalls that UNIPORT management had in 2015, adopted a policy which made tuition fee a prerequisite for student’s participation in examination, a policy which compelled defaulting students to repeat a whole academic session.

The protest, which initially started on a peaceful note, later turned violent with the students in their hundreds, destroying school property worth millions of naira.

The students had demanded the withdrawal of the policy, which they argued, was unfair to poor students.



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-- gogoman Online (m) at 11-04-2016 09:30PM
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better
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-- Mykie010 (m) at 11-04-2016 09:34PM
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Make una reduce d tuition fee joor
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-- Passion8Soul (f) at 11-04-2016 09:37PM
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Hmmmm
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-- kison (m) at 11-04-2016 10:11PM
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WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME THIS ON BUHARI... Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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-- Sparky12 (m) at 11-04-2016 11:51PM
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9ja for u... lyf goes on
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-- morgrawl231 (m) at 12-04-2016 12:42AM
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Nice one,,,the school authority too should witdraw their policy and deir will be peace,,,,
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-- dickieponga (m) at 12-04-2016 03:16AM
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No wonder we dey produce graduates dat can't read nor write...Wat a shame...
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-- snowblack01 (f) at 12-04-2016 05:26AM
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Lala is a FOOL.. For im mind students will carryover d semester. Which means an extra year and extra skul fees.. God punish u der.. Ajeinka was nt like dis, anytime u  want pay cos u will not be cleared during clearance afta final year wen ur still oweing the school and u will pay charges too.. Lale must go
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-04-2016 06:17AM
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Please they should look into the matter
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-04-2016 06:18AM
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Quote from: odalonu amaka  link=topic=288207.msg4796548#msg4796548 date=1460435218
Lala is a FOOL.. For im mind students will carryover d semester. Which means an extra year and extra skul fees.. God punish u der.. Ajeinka was nt like dis, anytime u  want pay cos u will not be cleared during clearance afta final year wen ur still oweing the school and u will pay charges too.. Lale must go

Don't blame him for that
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-04-2016 06:19AM
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Quote from: dickieponga on 12-04-2016 03:16AM
No wonder we dey produce graduates dat can't read nor write...Wat a shame...

That is not even the case
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-04-2016 06:20AM
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Quote from: Michael on 11-04-2016 09:34PM
Make una reduce d tuition fee joor

You dey correct my friend
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-04-2016 06:21AM
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Quote from: DR.kison on 11-04-2016 10:11PM
WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME THIS ON BUHARI... Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...


Not really sure
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-- slimmygal (f) at 12-04-2016 09:24AM
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make dem just reduced d fee now
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-- Harrybeatzz (m) at 12-04-2016 11:14AM
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Na one of those things
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-- Buncho (m) at 12-04-2016 03:16PM
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Bad Government! Jooo Ooo
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