Varsity students protest increase of school fees

A coalition of Non Indigenous Students of the Rivers State University of Science & Technology carried out a peaceful protest in the school premises.

Students protesting at RSUST over increase in school fees in 2015

The protest was due to the 300% difference between indigene fees and that of students who are indigenes of Rivers state. The Non Indigenous Students reportedly vented their streets of the school to vent their frustration on Wednesday, 18th November.

One of the students who spoke with Pulse disclosed that non-indigenes of the states are paying N82, 000 as tuition, while those from Rivers state pay a total of N18, 000.

According to the aggrieved student, former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi reduced the fees last session and all students were paying the same amount as fees but since Governor Nyesom Wike took office with the new Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof Blessing Didia, the fees for non-indigenes were increased while those for indigenes stayed the same.

The students are now calling on the Federal Government to see to it that the situation in the school is fairly rectified.

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