Uniport Students Protest Hike In Tuition, As One Killed

There was commotion on Monday in Port Harcourt, as students of the University of Port Harcourt protest hike in school fees.

Thousands of the aggrieved students protested against what they call the unjustified increase in tuition and other charges.

They laid siege on the school premises, blocking the Choba end of East-West Road in the Rivers State capital and stopping any academic activities from taking place in the university.

Victim

According to them, the school authorities are insensitive to their plight and vowed to intensify their protests until the management of the school responds to their demands.Police-Uniport-protest

Meanwhile, the Dean of Student Affairs of the university, Otto Ekpenyung, who was only available to speak said he was trying to handle a flash point at the time of that.

He promised he would speak later on the issue.

Security agencies were also seen positioned to check the situation from getting

out of hand.

Meanwhile a  student was hits by police bullets as the protest sliding to violet.

The victim, Peter a Faculty of Management Sciences student.

Details to follow………..