A peaceful protest has been staged by the parents of students at the Federal Government College, Jos, Plateau State, against the hike in tuition.
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The demonstration took place today, Friday, September 9, as the school is set to resume on September 18.
The disgruntled parents reportedly marched to the Government House, Little Rayfield, to make their complaints known to the Governor Simon Lalong and the Gbong Gwom Jos, His majesty, DA Jecob Gyang Buba.
The parents complained that the said increase was far too much especially with the situation of the economy.In a letter entitled, “Complaint on the hike in School fees and other charges in the Federal Government College, Jos, signed by Mr. Olusegun and addressed to the Gbong Gwom.
Some of the parents are reported to have carried placards during the protest with inscriptions such as, ‘Parents say no hike of school fees in FGC.’ ‘What is the fate of tomorrow leaders? ‘We say no to impunity.’ ‘Parents say no to N12,000 deposit for textbooks.’ ‘PMB, save our school from total collapse.’ And ‘300 per cent hike in school fees of unity schools unacceptable.’