The Senate Of the University Of Port-Harcourt has shut down the school indefinitely and ordered students to vacate hostels before 6pm. This follows today’s violent protests.
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Following the students’ protest that rocked the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in the Rivers State, the university senate has shut down the school for the next one month with immediate effect.
In a statement by Deputy Registrar in Charge of Information, William Wodi, all students are to vacate their hostel accommodation before 6: 00 pm on Monday.
According to him, students’ union and their affiliate bodies have also been suspended till further notice.
Security personnel were seen trying to disperse the protesting students to avert further crisis.
There was commotion on Monday in Port Harcourt, as students of the University of Port Harcourt protested hike in school fees.
Thousands of the aggrieved students protested against what they call the unjustified increase in tuition and other charges.
They laid siege on the school premises, blocking the Choba end of East-West Road in the Rivers State capital and stopping any academic activities from taking place in the university.
According to them, the school authorities have been insensitive to their plight and vowed to intensify their protests until the management of the school responds to their demands.