Michael Okpara University students protest hostile learning environment


Students from the Michael Okpara Umudike University of Agriculture (MOUAU) on Tuesday closed all activities of the institution TO protest against the allegedly hostile education system in the school.

Some students carrying signs displayed their dissatisfaction with the direction of the Institution.

The signs read: “No lights on campus, no security, no water on campus, no exam hall, high acceptance fees,” among others.

Students who blocked the still busy Ikot-Ekpene road where the school is located blocked other road users as the road is currently experiencing heavy traffic jams.

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Some students who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity expressed concern over what they described as the harsh educational environment at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

Recall that there have been calls from Nigerians and Abiens to accelerate measures to transform the university into a conventional university where students can have the opportunity to study the courses of their choice and have a environment conducive to learning and life.

Efforts to reach the school’s public relations officer were unsuccessful because she did not respond to his calls.

A speaker who also pleaded for anonymity called on students to calm down and be patient with the new vice-chancellor, who has barely two months at school.

He claimed that the new VC was doing its best to alleviate the suffering of students and put the school on the pedestal of development.


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