Students of the University of Jos, Plateau State, on Tuesday, staged a protest over a 300 percent increment in school fees and other services rendered by the institution.
The student who were mobilized by leaders of the Students Union Government of the institution, called for an urgent reversal of the increased in school fees.
A school fees chat signed by the Registrar of the university, Dr. Rejoice James Songden states that N213,000 fee is for 100 and 200 level students while the 300 level students and above will now pay N160,000.
Later, it was changed to N110,000 and N140,000, respectively. However, a lot of students could not afford to pay. As a result, they blocked the school gate to voice their displeasure.
Some student protesters were seen carrying a placards with different inscriptions such as “If your children can afford the money, we can’t”, and “We don’t want to drop out of school”, UNIJOS review School fees downward” among other demands.
Recall that the university had in 2017 under the leadership of Prof. Sabastine Mamaiko increased school fees from N27,000 to N45,000.