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KwaraCOED students protest over tuition fees, demand postponement

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… The semester examination date is unchanged says Acting Provost

The students of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin (KwaraCOED) has on Monday protested and demanded the postponement of the first-semester examination in the campus after 80 percent of students were unable to make payments of their tuition fees.

The students who came out in groups, blocked the entrance of the school, before matching down to the Provost Office to make their agitations clear to the management.

The Management, on its part, insisted that the school will not postpone the examination which has already been scheduled to hold on 11th, April 2022.

Responding to an interview from our correspondent, the Acting Provost of the college, Dr. Ayinla Jimoh said the management had already postponed the proposed 18 weeks of the semester to 20 weeks for the students to meet up with their payments, stating that bringing in additional weeks to the 20 weeks will affect the academic activities of the coming semester.

Dr. Jimoh, however, noted that the management grants the student the favour of Monday, stating that the examination starts fully tomorrow, Tuesday.

It was also gathered that while the protest was ongoing, the angry students who were chanting various solidarity songs went to the front of the main gate of the institution, barricading the Sawmill – Geri-Alimi road, thereby causing a traffic logjam for hours.

However, security operatives were seen taking charge of the protest ground to forestall any occurrences that might come up in the process.

Source: Just Events

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