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UNN Students Protest 100% School Fees Increase



Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, on Thursday night protested the 100 percent hike in their school fees.

The university administration had in a memo on Thursday specified categories of fees to be paid by its students.

From the memo fresh students across the faculties in the university are to pay a consolidated fee of N114,650 – N120,650, while older students are expected to pay between N85,000 – N95,000 as against N40,000 for old students and N83,000 for new students.

A member of the Student Union Government, SUG, who spoke to journalists on anonymity said the students are uncomfortable with the increase.

“The students’ reaction is simple – we are not comfortable with the increment; even though the increment is inevitable, the amount they increased it to is too high. They doubled it, like a 105 percent increment, so it’s much.

Meanwhile, the university PRO said he was out of town and was unable to comment on the development.

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