Varsity Change Examination Date As Students Protest No Fee, No Examination Policy
Benue State University
The students of Benue State University have taken to the street after blocking the entrance of the institution in order to protest a new policy of the management of the school.
The students are via the protest relaying their grievances over the new policy of no fee, no examination which has been initiated by the management of the institution.
The management has however taken a further step by postponing the session’s examination which has been slated for Friday.
Information gathered by Nigeria News revealed that some students of the institution trooped out at the early hours of today in the company of the leaders of the Students’ Union Government of the school and blocked the gate thereby preventing anyone from gaining access into the school premises.
Some of the students revealed to reporters that the new policy is not a fair one as they claimed that the State Government is yet to pay salary arrears of their parents and guardians.
The students have some inscriptions written on the placards being displayed, “What will our parents use for payment of school fees, when salaries of over a year are not paid?”
They, however, beckoned on the Governor of the state to intervene in the matter before it gets out of hand.
It should be recalled that the issue of ‘no fee, no examination’ is now common in Nigeria higher institutions, and students of some of those institutions have been protesting it.
Recently, the students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Ondo State also took to the street protesting a similar policy in the institution.
The students even went as far as destroying properties of the institution worth millions of naira in order to show their level of grievance.
Parents and Guardians have cried out to the Federal Government to look into the matter before it gets out of hand.