Photos: Abia State University (ABSU) Closed Yesterday Following Students Protest

In a space of one week, three Nigerian institutions of higher learning, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) and now Abia State University (ABSU) have been shut down over tuition fees, Aluu4 killings and tuition fees respectively.

Students Seen Evacuating The School Premises

Yesterday, Abia State University, Uturu, was shut down, following protest by the students against management’s decision not to allow them write their examinations except they pay their first and second semesters’ school fees – ranging from between 80,000 to 120,000 for second year to final year students while the first year students are to pay 120,000 and above.

Protesting Students Destroy Poster Of Gov. Theodore Orji In Their school Premises

The students said the “no-fee-no-examination” directive issued by the Abia State University management was unfair, considering the prevalent harsh economic reality in the country.

And majority of the students are reportedly yet to pay their fees. Security agents were reportedly deployed into examination halls to chase indebted students out. This move allegedly did not go down well with the final year students as they resisted and in the process destroyed public properties within the school premises.

As a result, the exams were discontinued as the riot continued and today, students are reportedly  burning tires in a sign of defiance. However, there was no report of injuries or further damage to properties as security operatives were on hand to prevent the situation from degenerating.

In order to stem the possibility of the protest spinning out of control, the school gate was shut and students were given till 6pm yesterday, Wednesday, to vacate the school premises till further notice.

 

7 Comments

  • Is terrible that the poor people can no longer attend to school
    I wonder what nigeria mostly abia state is turning to that why all this
    Inmoralities are persisting because most of our youth need a better
    Education for their future and most of their parents has nothing to suport
    Mr orji or what so ever you called ur self you better wak up from sleep before thinngs get worster for the youth of tomorrow

  • I’m a corp member here and i can testify to d fact dat Theodore Orji has failed in his duties as a governor. Y sud d administrative state, Umuaiah be av bad roads and stuff. Ohafia d town where d barracks is located cant boast of near constant electricity or good roads. Even d citizens of d state appreciate his activities. To make fns worse, d news about him been duped while tryn to buy a ship! Avnt yet paid july salary as at october? Then hecan be referred to as d least effective and most unconcerned governor in Nigeria.

  • No be una say una want fresh air? GEJ and PDP would deal with you guys you will never forget! You guys were laffing wen boko was finishing the north now the fresh air of killings and confusion has come to your land! Hasn’t GEJ given bakassi to cameroun already? Very soon he will also give bayelsa and all eastern states to ghana LOL nonsense fresh air

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