The University of Benin students took to the university campus to protest over the Penalty for late school fees payment. They also blocked the Lagos-Benin highway restricting activities on the highway as they protest against the fees hike.
According to reports, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Lilian Salami added a late payment penalty fee of #20,000 to the initial school fees of #70,000, just after 3 weeks of resumption. Failure to comply to the increment by Friday would lead to forfeiture of admission.
The increment made the students aggrieved which made them stage a peaceful protest at the main gate of the university. It was also reported that the university's student union body wanted to have a dialogue with the vice Chancellor but she refused.
The protest continued today and the aggrieved student took to the Vice Chancellor's lodge and brought her out. She trekked with them to the main gate of the University.
After trekking with the students, she came to the following conclusions;
1. Total removal of the #20,000 late payment fee.
2. No student will be victimized
3. Student can remain in their hostels, water and light will be restored. Few days ago, the Senate passed a bill that demanded the closure of the university due to the protest carried out by the student to ensure their safety.
It is indeed a victory for the University and the student as a whole.
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