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BREAKING: Ozoro Polytechnic Students Reject N5, 000 COVID Fee, As NAPS Leads Massive Protests, Shut Campus Gate




By Daniel Dafe
Students of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, have slammed the management for asking students to pay N5, 000 COVID-19 fee on their return to campus.

Recall that schools were shut for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic but were recently reopened in Delta State for academic activities.

At the time of filing this report, a massive protest is ongoing as the aggrieved students shut the main entrance to the campus, saying that the institution will remain shut until the directive is reversed and withdrawn.
Addressing the protesters, Dio Oghale Emeka Rex, President of the Senate, National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) said that they were not asking for a reduction but a total removal.

He said: “They tried to implement the directive in the College of Education, Warri but it was reversed when we took our protests there.

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“I wrote to the Ozoro Polytechnic management but they rejected our letter. Students need palliatives and do not need to be told to pay N5, 000.”

According to him, students will only pay if staff are asked to pay times three of the N5, 000 they are asking students to pay.

Meanwhile, attempts by the police to appease the students failed as they vowed to pressurize the management to reverse this decision.


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