UNN imposes N10,000 reparation fee on protesting students
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has levied a ten
thousand naira reparation fee to students of its
Enugu campus in a planned resumption of
academic activities on August 8.
The Enugu campus was shut-down on June 14,
2016 after students had protested poor electricity
and Internet services.
According to the schools new registrar, Barrister
Chris Igbokwe, “Senate at its 387th Emergency
Meeting held on Monday, July 25, 2016 approved
the resumption of academic activities and return to
campus by students at the Enugu Campus of the
He said “All undergraduate students of Enugu
Campus are advised to visit the UNN website and
log in to their portal and work with the flow chat as
published, for re-admission on payment of the
reparation fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00)
Igbokwe noted it was that it is mandatory for
undergraduate students at the campus to comply
with the directive as admission into hostels and
classrooms will be strictly based on proof of
Meanwhile, a lecturer at the university, Rev. Fr. Dr.
Oguejiofo Ezeanya has condemned management’s
attitude towards staff and students agitations.
In an article on Roots of Public Unrest in Nigeria
published recently all agitations for redress mainly
fall on deaf ears.
“Instead, the authorities concerned ordinarily seem
to be ‘praying’ for agitators to damage some public
property in frustrating anger, so that the authorities
would fine easier means of extorting more money
from them in exaggerated quantification of the
extent of damage they would make, and get the
demonstrators to pay for them or face worse
penalties,” Ezeanya said.