Friday, 6 June 2014
UNILAG Shut Down Over Students Protest
University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been shut as students blocked entrances protesting against tuition fee hike.
According to the protesters, they move against the imposition of course registration fee.
They said the institution management shut the school portal against registration and started demanding first N10,000, then N15,000 and soon even N20,000 - all within several days.
One of the protesters revealed that poor technical capability of students’ portal and the attitude of the personnel at the institution's IT center resulted in late registration for the new semester.
Claiming that ban on their Students Union imposed in 2005 would not prevent them for protesting against oppressive policies, the students didn't show intention to stop.
"If they do not immediately re-open the portal for registration, this will be a springboard to demand lifting the unacceptable ban on the students’ union government."