JUST IN: Nigerian varsity Shuts Down over Tuition hike, Dress Code protest
The Niger Delta University (NDU), in Bayelsa state, has been shut indefinitely following ongoing students’ unrest occasioned by the recent hike in tuition fees.
The students are equally protesting against the early closure of school fee payment portal and the newly introduced ‘dress codes’ which mandates students to wear uniforms to avoid indecent dressing.
Meanwhile, the closure of the school was announced in a statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Benjamin Joffa, on Wednesday.
The statement quoted the Registrar as saying academic activities have been suspended indefinitely with immediate effect.
Students were, therefore, directed to vacate the University campuses and its facilities before 3pm same Wednesday (today).
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edoumiekumo had on Monday, ordered the closure of the school payment portal, adding that any student yet to pay for his/her clearance will have their admission withdrawn and sent home.
Edoumiekumo also said wearing uniforms by students of the institution will be made compulsory and that the said uniforms will only be made available for sales through the school management.