The management of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, has bowed to the resistance of students following their refusal to wear uniforms on campus.
Recall that Citizens Alert had previously reported on two separate occasions how the university, through its vice-chancellor Samuel Edoumiekumo, in a meeting with the students informed them of the new policy requiring them to wear uniforms whilst on campus. He also said that the uniforms will cost between N20,000 to N30,000 per student.
However, soon after the meeting, the students thronged to the street, protesting against the policy whilst asserting that they were not primary or secondary school pupils to be seen on uniforms.
Yesterday, July 7, authorities of the university shut down the institution following a memo by the vice-challencellor demanding that students vacate the institution not later than 3:00 PM over their refusal to comply with the new policy.
However, in an emergency meeting which involved the Bayelsa State Government, authorities of the institution and representatives of the university’s student union, convened to discuss the recent crisis at the university, the management of the university decided to jettison the policy.
The Vice-chancellor Samuel Edoumiekumo told newsmen after the meeting that issues had been resolved. He further said that students who had yet to pay their fees would be allowed to do so in instalments, whilst the policy requiring students to wear uniforms on campus had been abandoned.