Thursday, 20 March 2014

Bowen University Students Riot Due To Increase In Fees And Lack Of Adequate Facilities

Some students of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State staged a not-too-peaceful protest yesterday to express their displeasure over epileptic power and inadequate water supply which have been plaguing the university for some time now.

A student who craved anonymity narrated the incidence to Loladeville "This issue has been going on for some time now, in fact, it started during the tenure of the last VC but it wasn't as bad as this, this new VC made it worse. At times they'll supply light for just few hours especially in the morning, it's just so annoying and painful. We pay over N400, 000 as school fees yet we don't enjoy all the basic amenities a private university should have. It's not just fair."

Didn't you make formal complaints? "Yes we did but it's been story upon story. Nothing has really been done."

Heard some places were razed down, "Sadly it was, it took a dramatic dimension, we didn't know it was going to escalate to this level. It just shows the level of frustration that has set in. The boys left their hostels for the temporary site and burnt some stuffs down. That's all I can say for now."
They had to use tear gas to stop the protest.

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