Nigerian Students Shutdown Auchi Poly Over Hike in School Fees

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There was pandemonium at the Auchi Polytechnic University in Edo State, Nigeria, as students who are aggrieved with the proposed increase in school fees took the law into their hands by disrupting the academic activities of the institution on Thursday morning.

Nigerianreporter.com learned that the management of the institution had informed the students on the new school fees prior to their first semester exams, which were supposed to commence today (Thursday) but some sections of the student body who were not pleased with the decision decided to cause mayhem on the premises.

It was also gathered that an unknown group of individuals with guns began to shoot sporadically, destroying vehicles belonging to the staff of the Polytechnic and creating an unfriendly atmosphere within the community where the school is situated.

According to an insider who does not want his name to be mentioned, he said that properties and equipment worth millions of naira were destroyed by the students.

Plans to reach the Rector of the school, Dr (Ms.) Philipa Idogho proved abortive,however, there are reports that the ongoing exam could be suspended pending when the situation is resolved.