Part-Time Uniport Students Protest Fees Increase


From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Part-time 200 Level students of the College of Continuing Education arm of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State, have raised alarm over the outrageous fees increment by the school authority.

The students, who bared their minds to The Post in Port Harcourt said they were worried that returning students have been asked to pay a reviewed N105, 000 for the new session to the exclusion of the Year 2 scholars who are being asked to pay N178, 000 as fixed.

One of the affected students, Victor Duku said: We want the management to consider our plight. We dont want drop out of school, the new fee increment is too much for most of us who have nobody taking care of our education, we are part-time student but not all the student are working

Meanwhile, the Director, UNIPORT College of Continuing Education, Prof. Stephen Okududu was quoted as explaining that the new fees were in tune with the increasing cost of running the programme.

He said the College Programme as established was distinct from the UNIPORT while stressing that the fees as adjusted do not amount to increment as being protested by the affected students.

Prof. Okodudu, however, advised the students to channel further grievances on the matter in writing peacefully to the university authorities.