Some college students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, have protested in opposition to the outrageous increment in class charges being proposed by the college administration.
Many of the scholars lamented that, ought to the increment be applied, a lot of them had been more likely to drop out of faculty.
One of the scholars, who spoke with SaharaReporters, mentioned the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 affected the scholars such that many couldn’t pay the present charges of N28,450.
He added that the charges had now been elevated to N40,000, additional dashing the hopes of many college students to proceed their research.
He mentioned, “There is a serious issue presently between the school management and students. The school management made an increment in school fees by about 60%. Some students were unable to resume to school after the pandemic last year when school fees were just N28,450. What will now happen to students going by school fees at N45,000?
“Students are lamenting; some people might drop out because of this. This should not be happening, considering the negative effects of COVID-19 which ravaged the country last year, leading to loss of jobs and also a huge inflation rate in the country.”