Patrick Obia, Kelvin Ololo And Godwin Otang
The Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh yesterday appealed to his students in Calabar campus to suspend the peaceful protest embarked on as a result of prolonged power blackout on campus among other things.
He assured them that, “The management is working within its capacity to restore light on campus on or before next Monday.”
Addressing Staff and Students at New Cafe Monday afternoon, Prof. Anthony affirmed that, “Management realizes your plight and will respond to demands.”
Earlier speaking, the SUG President of the State Government owned institution, Osang Francis presented the Student’s demands to the management as “Provision of constant light, equipping laboratories, workshops and mass communication studio, free Wi-Fi and E-library for research.”
Other demands include, “Perimeter fence, equipped medical center, reduction of school fees especially for indigenous student, and adequate funding of the institution by the State Government.”
The protest which was staged at the early on Monday was spearheaded by students of faculty of Engineering.
The peaceful protest started at their faculty then proceeded to faculty of Communication Technology, faculty of Education, to other faculties, where other students joined.
The Students were with placards bearing different inscriptions such as “#enough of finding Y and X without applying it in practical”, “We need more of the practical’s”, “#No light, No VC; enough is enough”.
Others are “# Pro. Owan Enoh are you are going with the light?”, “# SUG President Osang has failed his student”.
Below are pictures of the protest.
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