Emerging reports suggests that all is not well at the Federal University of Technology in Owerri (FUTO).
According to reports, students are protesting in a very violent fashion, against an increase in school fees.
Below are videos that affirm the protest.
Proper investigation into the cause of the riot, have shown that the school fees schedule for 2015/2016 academic session and that of 2016/2017 academic session.
FUTO School fees schedule for 2015/2016 Academic Session:
FUTO Year one (100L) School fees
Geology = (School fees) N50,800 + N40,000 (Acceptance Fees)
Other Departments = (School fees) N48,300+ N40,000 (Acceptance fees)
FUTO Year two & three (200l-300l) School fees
Geology = #35,800
Other Departments = #33,300
FUTO Year IV & V(400l-500l) School fees
Geology = #30,800
Other Departments = #28,300
FUTO School fees schedule for 2016/2017 Academic Session:
We got information that Fresh (100 Level) Students still pay an additional acceptance fee of NGN 42,500 making a total of NGN 124,000.
Students still have to pay huge amounts for accommodation and course registration. A student claimed that fresh students pay more than NGN 20,000 for various course registration apart from school fees and acceptance fees.
There was heavy police presence on campus to ensure that the students do not vandalize the school property or create any havoc during the protest.
The students decided they will go on a protest when the school management gave them an ultimatum to pay up today or pay a fine of additional NGN 10,000.
Naij.com recently reported that there was commotion at the Federal university of technology, Minna, Niger state after some students of the institution reportedly set ablaze the clinic on Bossom campus.
The students were said to have gone berserk after a 300l Chemistry Option student, Yeye, died due to lack of the health centre.
Yeye was said to have collapsed on field during training, around 5:08pm, and was rushed to the school clinic for treatment, but the members of staff at the clinic refused to do anything on him until his school ID card be provided.