Delta Poly Students Protest Over Fees
Destroy property worth millions of Naira
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, (THEWILL) â€' The 'No School Fees, No Examination' policy of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogbara Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, has drawn the ire of students of the institution.
The students on Friday went on rampage over the policy destroying properties worth millions of Naira in the institution.
The protesting students alleged that they were prevented by the school authorities from writing their exams following the new policy of the institution.
Sources said the protest started from the Engineering Department of the institution and spread across other departments.
The protesters were said to have set bonfires in strategic places in the institution to registered their grievance over the policy.
The protest, it was learnt, however turned violent in some point as some students started smashing cars and other properties at the premises.
Policemen from Oghara Police Division who was drafted to the scene to quell the uprising were said to have arrested 20 students during the protest which turned violent.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident said the students destroyed properties worth millions of Naira during the protest.
She said that discreet investigation was going on over the incident adding that those found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.
Kula said that police were still looking for other fleeing students involved in the violence protest.
The Police Command also warned parents and guardians to caution their wards in schools against involvement in cultism and criminal activities.
The Command said it will not hesitate to bring to book any youth who commits crime , no matter the age.