FUOYE students protest against tuition fees hike, poor hostel facilities
Students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) yesterday staged a peaceful protest over the hike in school fees and poor facilities in the hostels.
The students were seen outside the university’s main entrance carrying placards with various inscriptions such “Enough is Enough,” “Give us good electricity supply,” among others.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the roads leading to the university were blocked, and the protesting students prevented members of staff of the institution from entering the campus.
The students expressed their grievances and dissatisfaction over the hike in school fees and poor electricity supply in their hostels.
They, therefore, appealed to the management of the institution to reduce the tuition and other charges as a way of reducing the heavy burden on their parents.
Meanwhile, the Dean of Students Affairs of the university, Dr. Dosumu Malomo, has refuted all the allegations made by the students.
Malomo said that the institution’s management was holding a meeting to curb the protest and ensure that the students resume their academic work.
He said that the supply of electricity to the university was poor, but the university management provided good generators for the students’ use in their various hostels.
“The generators are usually switched on for several hours and switched off later in the night.
“I wish to appeal to the students to maintain a peaceful protest and ensure that the protest did not turn violent in the course of expressing their grievances,” he said.
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