School Fees Hike: UNIBEN shutdown over students’ protest

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The management of the University of Benin City has closed down the Institution to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order that may be occasioned by protest carried out by the students on Tuesday to address the increase in tuition fees.

It was gathered that the students took to the street to protest management’s decision of adding #20,000 as late registration fees.

The Institution in a statement said:

The Vice Chancellor has reviewed the agitation by a section of the students’ body today Tuesday 14th September, 2021.

After due consultation, and in the overall interest of the general students’ body, the Vice Chancellor has, on behalf of Senate, approved the closure of the University with immediate effect. This is based on security reports to avoid the students’ action being hijacked by hoodlums; and thereby prevent any form of breakdown of law and order within and outside the campuses of the University.

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Accordingly, all students are to vacate the hostels and the University premises not later than 12 noon on Wednesday 15th, September, 2021.

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