Kwara College Students On Rampage Over Fees

Students of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin staged a violent protest on Wednesday in the institution’s campus.
The students protest led to the disruption of the ongoing examinations and other academic activities on the campus.
The cause of the students protest, it was learnt was the ejection of some students from the examinations hall over non payment of certain levies called course form fee of N4,500.
The rampaging students disrupted academic activities and took to the streets, obstructing free flow of traffic along Ilorin General Hospital -saw mill road.
It was gathered that the protest was triggered off when those who have not paid the “course form fee”were sent out of examination hall.
Angered by the development,the students were said to have gained the sympathy of others who vent their angers on the staff leading to break down of law and order.
The protesting students were said to have armed themselves with all kind of weapons including cutlasses and stones and chased out the staff before they took to the streets to express their anger.
Some of the students who spoke with our reporter said the protest was triggered off when some students who have paid their schools fees were sent out of examinations hall for not paying “course form levy of N 4,500″.
They said that the course form levy was introduced last year and that students have been paying but argued that defaulters who have paid their school fees are not supposed to be stopped from sitting for examinations on account of not paying course form fees.
The College’s Public Relations Officer, AbdulWaaheed Aiyelabegan could not be reached for comments as at the time of this report
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