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Students protest ‘No School Fees No Exam’ policy of Rivers University (photos)

Students of the Rivers State University on Tuesday staged a protest in Port Harcourt over a “No school Fees No Exam” policy by the University management.

It was reports that some students, including those in their final year, were prevented from writing the ongoing examination due to their inability to pay their fees.

The implementation of the “No School Fees no Exam” policy commenced on Monday, leading to many of the students missing their papers.

The students, who protested from the University’s main entrance to the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt, expressed displeasure over the way “the management is treating them.”

The students demanded to be allowed to write their final exams to avoid being made to spend “extra year” in the University.

They appealed to the school management to allow them make payment in “instalments”.

A Deputy Commissioner of Police, who addressed the protesting students, assured that the school management would respond to their demands.

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