Students of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete on Monday protested alleged management clampdown on accommodation policy.
The protesters, led by the President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Oladayo Asefon chanted solidarity songs at the school’s entrance gate, saying they should be allowed to stay off campus and not in school hostel.
It was gathered that the school management reportedly introduced a policy to discourage off campus accommodation of students with increase in exemption fee for those who had to stay outside the school.
Displeased with the directive, the students came out in large numbers to oppose alleged increment in exemption fee.
They urged the school authority to rescind the decision.
But KWASU spokesman Razak Sanni told the Nation last night that the school only decided to stand strictly by what the policy on accommodation said “because we discover that students don’t want to stay in school hostel again. They only want to pay exemption fee.”
He debunked a report that the school was closed because of the protest, saying the protest was prevented from getting out of hand.