FUTA students shut campus in protest over tuition hike, vent anger on Akure/Ilesa road users

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

Students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure have embarked on a massive protest at the campus gate, to kick against the decision of the management to increase school fees.

The students crowded the gate on Monday morning, creating a blockade and preventing entry and exit of human beings and vehicles.

Protesting FUTA students
Protesting FUTA students

They demanded immediate reversal of the school fees to what they used to pay, vowing that they would continue demonstration until their demand is met.

While some of the undergraduates carried placards, others bore leaves and singing solidarity songs to drive home their messages.

 

Travelers stranded
Travelers stranded on Akure/Ilesa expressway

Academic and commercial activities within the school were paralyzed as lecturers and other workers were turned back at the school gate.

Also, vehicles plying Akure/Ilesa expressway were prevented from proceeding on their journey.

News Boom Nigeria reports observed that travelers were stranded as the students turned deaf ears to entreaties to allow them pass.

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