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Port Harcourt zone joins as students shut down varsity over fee hike


The Port Harcourt zonal chairman of ASUU, Prof. Beke Sese, yesterday backed the national body on the decision.

The zone captures the Rivers State University, Niger Delta University, Federal University, Otuoke and the University of Port-Harcourt.

The national body had declared the strike following government’s failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement struck by both parties.

In a chat with The Guardian, Sese, said his immediate job was to make sure that all chapters joined in the protest.
The zone had, severally, decried inadequate remuneration, decrepit infrastructure as well as non-payment of salaries. He reiterated that there shall be no teaching, examinations and attendance of statutory meetings while the exercise lasts.

However, the students’ union government of Niger Delta University has shut down the institution over alleged hike in school fees.

Its president, Comrade Kemes Mitin, who led the students on a peaceful demonstration, said the increase was unacceptable, especially when parents were being owed six months of unpaid salaries.

As at press time, the main school gate was under lock.

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