By Patrick Obia
Major entrances to the Calabar Campus of the Cross River University Of Technology are currently shut due to a protest by some students against the management’s ‘no fees no exams’ policy.
The protest began hours ago after a few disgruntled students who were prevented from entering the examinations hall ran riot and tore examinations papers pursuing lecturers and students from the halls.
They later proceeded round school as the protest gained momentum and flogged some of their colleagues whom had begun their examinations and had attempted to challenge their actions.
The students in their numbers are chanting Aluta songs with leaves and stick such as ” We go pay we go pay” , “VC Dey pass VC ayayaya CRUTECH own na wao”. The school gate has been shut. But, men of Nigerian police force fired gun shot into the air which created more confusion.
Details to follow….
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.