…Says UNILAG Students protest commendable, urges other schools to join
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Human Rights crusader, Comrade Shehu Sani has berated Nigerian leaders for destroying the generous and benevolent education system that gave them the opportunity to become who they are today.
The federal lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district at the 8th Senate, also commended the University of Lagos (UNILAG) students for staging a protest over the hike in school fees. The vocal Activist urged students from other higher institutions facing similar situations to emulate the UNILAG students.
Shehu Sani stated this against the backdrop of yesterday’s protest staged by UNILAG students sparked off by hike in school fees by the UNILAG management.
Disclosing this via X ( formerly known as Twitter), the Kaduna former federal lawmaker said:
“Most of those in the position of power and authority are beneficiaries of a generous & benevolent education system that gave them the opportunity to become who they are today.They have crossed the Rivers with their families and now destroying the bridges they once used.
“Unilag students protest against the hike in school fees is commendable; Students from other higher institutions across the country facing same situation should emulate them.
Sundiata Post recalls that students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, again on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the school fee hike.
The students had earlier last Wednesday staged a similar protest before they were dispersed by policemen who fired tear gas. During the protest last week, two students were arrested but they were eventually released.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the protesters insisted that the fee hike must be reversed.
Recall also that the university management had in July announced an increment of fees from N26,000 and about N76,000 to between N120,750 and N240,250 depending on the courses of study and levels.
Similarly, apart from UNILAG, many other Nigerian public universities have increased school fees, sparking protests across some campuses.