Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) earlier today blocked entrances to institution preventing vehicular movements in or outside of the campus in protest against tuition fee hike.
The protesting students said management of the school began demanding for N10,000, which again increased to N15,000 and N20,000 progressively in the last few days..
One of the protest leaders told Saharareporters that poor technical capability of students’ portal and the attitude of the personnel at the institution’s IT center caused delay in students registration for a new semester.
The students are singing protest songs, accusing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello of corruption.
They said the ban on their Students Union, since 2005 will not hinder them from protest action against oppressive policies of the school management.
“If they do not immediately re-open the portal for registration”, one of the protesting students said, “this will be a springboard to demand lifting the unacceptable ban on the students’ union government.”