Tuition Hike: University Of Benin Students To Resume Protest On Wednesday, Hold Concert, Dancing Competition, Others

Students of the University of Benin have vowed to proceed with their protest on Wednesday, as a follow-up to Tuesday’s demonstration on the college which shut down educational actions.

The college students on Tuesday protested towards N20,000 hike of their tuition.

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In a flier sighted by SaharaReporters on Tuesday night, tagged: ‘UNIBEN Protest Continues Tomorrow (No to 20K school fees increment),’ the scholars stated Wednesday’s protest will start by 7am.

Describing the protest as one that can have ‘no leader’, the scholars recognized Hall 2 Car Park because the venue for these in “Ekosodin, Hall of Residents, Osasodje”.

For these in BDPA, Isihor, Oluku, Uwasota, the flier gave the protest venue as Main Gate.

“Then the Main Gate protest will be a big concert featuring DJ with good sound, Emcee and various competitions.

“The mic and the process will be coordinated to avoid the random sharing of mic as seen today.

“There will be dancing competition, rap battle and many games. Each faculty will nominate one person each for these competitions so it will be interesting and fun.

“There will also be few musical performances from some of our students,” the flier stated.

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The college students, who alleged that the establishment’s spokesman advised them to enter prostitution to pay their charges, gathered on the college major gate on Tuesday, carrying placards with totally different inscriptions, akin to ‘Madam VC needs to exploit us dry’, ‘Salami needs us to do money out’, ‘UNIBEN VC Salami is after my sanity as a scholar’, and lots of extra.

UNIBEN had earlier introduced that college students who didn’t pay college charges inside the stipulated time must pay further expenses and might need their studentship withdrawn.

The assertion signed by the varsity public relations officer, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire had famous that “registration by all students closes on 3rd September, 2021; and after such date, students will no longer have access to the school portal.”

In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, college students have been seen of their tons of on the college’s major gate, with a voice saying, “UNIBEN students, we are under pressure, Aunty Lilian, please pity us.”

Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami is the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity; she was appointed on December 2, 2019.

“The UNIBEN that we now have been managing, when it will get to Aunty Lilian’s flip, she stated it is N20,000. Na wah oo! We need assistance.

“Currently happening in Benin, everywhere is filled up with students protesting for their rights.

“Students of University of Benin are very displeased with the act of their Vice Chancellor,” one of the protesters said.

According to a source, from an initial N14,000 tuition, the school management increased school fees for the 2017/2018 academic session to N41,400.

The university management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Salami, increased tuition from N41,400 to N45,000 at the resumption of the ongoing academic session.

However less than a month later, tuition was again hiked with an increment of N20,000, bringing the school fees to N65,000.

The freshers are asked to pay N90,000, a sum considered to be outrageous by the students.

“These insensitive hikes are constant even though college students have a number of different charges the establishment imposes on them. Some of those obligatory charges embrace: college dues, departmental dues, course registration and lots of extra.

“The management of the institution claims it does not officially sell handouts, its lecturers coerce students to pay for same,” the supply revealed.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported {that a} group, Movement for a Socialist Alternative, kicked towards the extra N20,000 imposed by the varsity administration for the late fee of tuition.

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