Benue State University Shut Down after Student Protests

The management of Benue State University, Makurdi on Friday shut down the institution following student unrest over tuition fees.

The action of the students followed the management’s decision to prevent anyone yet to pay tuition fees from sitting examination, which commenced on Monday.

Several students, who expressed anger, said they embarked on the protest to draw the attention of the school’s authorities to the prevailing economic situation in the state.

A student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “How can they stop us from sitting examination just because we cannot pay school fees? Our parents are yet to be paid for several months by the Benue State Government, so where do they want us to get the fees from?”

while another student by the James Abah, said that their leaders proposed to the university authorities to allow them take the examination and pay the fees at the time of collecting their certificates but that their request was rejected.

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