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Uniport Student Shot and Killed By Police and Full Gist of What Caused The Uproar


Earlier this morning we brought you the news about protests by the students of the University of Port Harcourt. We have more details as sent in by a student and eye witness. Read the full gist.

The students of the University of Port Harcourt today protested the the closure of all online registration portals. The school management on Thursday 8th of April 2016 closed the portal for all online registration, and then later announced that students who have not paid school fees and ‎have not done online courses  registration would be allowed to write the semester examination and the courses are automatically carry over to next year. The examination  was scheduled to start on Monday 11th to 29th April 2016.

The students on Monday ‎demonstrated their displeasure against the management’s decision to shut-out over 60% of her students from writing this semester examination for not meeting up deadline for the payment ‎of school fees. The school tuition fee ranges from N45,000 to N58,000 (depending on the faculty – old students) and N75,000 to N150,000 (depending on the faculty – freshers).

Some student who spoke on condition of anonymity said “These charges for tuition fee in UNIPORT is the highest for a federal institution in this country. We have it on records that UNIBEN, ABU, UNIJOS, UNN, UNIOTUOKE, etc charge around N19,000 for tuition that covers for first and second semesters which implies students can pay their charges over this period.”

The protest at Uniport today was relatively peaceful until everything turned violent when a final year student of the Department of Accounting was shot and killed by the police. The student Mr. Ofurum Peter was just newly elected as the President of Faculty of Management Sciences Students Association.

See pictures below: warning – graphic images.

Reported by Anthony George @GeorgellySports.

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2 Comments

  1. joseph says

    n my school u must pay ur fees b4 exams o!!!nd its not really fair,when we wanted to protest anti cult no let us b4 we no dem give us 3wks suspension nd threatened to expels d departmental excos…..all departmental excos were forced to sign undertaking dat if any protest should b carried out dey ill b expelled,this brought fear upon us nd we calmed down but my department went ahead with dat protest,if not for the grace of God I dnt think we wud ve graduated. ……..Aluta spirit is dead amongst Nigeria student,where re the Sug,Nas, etc……na Aluta continual o,till victory ascertain o…..may d soul of d departed comrade rest in peace….I remain my humble self Comrade Joe,Dos,Nabams,fed poly oko,Anambra state

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  2. I heard on AIT television station that peter ofurum is cultist….. that is big lie….peter is the faculty president of management science of federal university of portharcourt. if he had been a cult member he would have been disqualified and announced ineligible for the position… the death if peter is a big ride on Nigeria students……prof Lale (v.c) why??? we v two semesters in a section the students who have not paid can still meet up to pay in their second semester even our so called private institutions have measure to their policy…..F.G should please come to d rescue of our future leaders…..

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