Students at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State, are currently protesting against the 300 per cent increment in the school fees of the university.
The protests photographs obtained showed the students bearing various placards with inscriptions such as “Our right, education must not be violated” and “Degree; not debt. Fees Must fall.”
On July 29, the University of Jos announced the increase of school fees from the current N45,000 to N213,000 an increment of over 300 percent.
According to new school fees chat signed by the Registrar of the university, the N213,000 fee is for 100 and 200 level students while the 300 level students and above will now pay N160,000.
UNIJOS increment came a week after the University of Lagos (UNILAG) announced increment prompting parents and Nigerians in general to kick against the astronomical increase of school fees by universities in the country.
The Take-It-Back movement had described the current trend of fees hike by many universities in the country as a “neoliberal agenda” of the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government while millions of Nigerians are in abject poverty.