Nigeria: Michael Okpara University Students Protest Against Hostile Learning Environment

Nigeria: Michael Okpara University Students Protest Against Hostile Learning Environment
Nigeria: Michael Okpara University Students Protest Against Hostile Learning Environment 

 

 

Students at the Michael Okpara Umudike Agricultural University (MOUAU), on Tuesday, closed all activities at the institution to protest the alleged hostile educational system at the school.

 

 

Some students who carried banners showed their dissatisfaction with the Institution’s management.

The signs read: “There is no electricity on campus, there is no security, there is no water on campus, there is no hall for exams, high acceptance fee,” among others.

 

 

Students who blocked the ever-busy Ikot-Ekpene road where the school is located, stranded other road users as the road is experiencing a heavy traffic jam.

 

 

Some students who spoke to journalists anonymously expressed concern about what they described as the hostile educational environment at Michael Okpara Agricultural University.

 

 

Remember that there have been calls from Nigerians and Abians to accelerate action to turn the University into a Conventional University where students can have the opportunity to study courses of their choice and furthermore have an environment conducive to learning and living.

 

 

Efforts to contact the school’s public relations officer were unsuccessful, as she did not answer her calls.

A teacher who also requested anonymity asked the students to calm down and be patient with the new vice-rector, who has barely been in school for two months.

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He claimed that the new VC was doing everything possible to alleviate the sufferings of the students, as well as to put the school on the pedestal of development.