On Tuesday, University of Jos students in Plateau State staged a protest against a recent increase in tuition fees, blocking all roads leading to the campus.
This demonstration was led by the Student Union Government (SUG), who are calling for an immediate rollback of the recent hike.
The students have criticized the fee hike as unfair, suggesting it will hinder many from continuing their education.
According to the latest fee structure revealed by Dr. Rejoice James Songden, the university’s registrar, first and second-year students will be required to pay N213,000, while students from third year onwards will pay N160,000.
The fee was later adjusted to N110,000 and N140,000 respectively, but students are still struggling to afford it, causing them to express their dissatisfaction through their demonstration at the school gate.
According to a statement by Student Union Government representative, Hon. Yisa Victor Baba, negotiations are ongoing with the UniJos management to negotiate a further reduction in school fees.
This fee increase at the University of Jos is just one of numerous hikes that have been imposed by universities all over Nigeria recently.