Students of FUOYE took over the Oye-Ikole highway, locked down the highway for hours before returning to the main gate of the institution to continue the protest.
Students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Monday staged a peaceful protest against the institution’s regulation that prevent students who had not paid their school fees from sitting for the ongoing first semester examination. In the process of the protest, the students took over the Oye-Ikole highway, locked down the highway for hours before returning to the main gate of the institution to continue the protest. One of the protesters, who spoke with newsmen said that some students were denied access to the examination hall on May 10 even when the deadline for the payment of school fees had not lapsed.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Godfrey Badji said that some students who had not fully paid their school fees were the ones protesting. According to Badji, the institution’s management had directed that those who had not completed payment of their school fees should not sit for the examination. He said, “While implementing this directive, some students who had not paid their school fees were not allowed to participate in the ongoing semester examination.This is the reason why those students affected have resorted to protest this morning.”Photo Credit: Getty