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University Of Lagos Campus Shut Down By Students Protesting Tuition Hike (Photos)

According to SR, Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have blocked entrances to the school this morning, preventing vehicular movements in or outside of the campus in protest against tuition fee hike.

The students are protesting against the sudden imposition of course registration fee.

The protesting students claimed the management shut the school portal against registration and began demanding for N10,000, which again increased to N15,000 and N20,000 progressively in the last few days..

One of the protest leaders told Saharareporters that poor technical capability of students’ portal and the attitude of the personnel at the institution’s IT center  caused delay in students registration for a new semester.

The students are singing protest songs, accusing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello of corruption.
They said the ban on their Students Union, since 2005 will not hinder them from protest action against oppressive policies of the school management.

“If they do not immediately re-open the portal for registration”, one of the protesting students said, “this will be a springboard to demand lifting the unacceptable ban on the students’ union government.”

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