In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, October, 2020

Protest Rocks Delta State Larger Establishments Over COVID-19 Charges On Undergraduates

Protest Rocks Delta State Higher Institutions Over COVID-19 Fees On Undergraduates

Universities impose coronavirus fees

Universities impose coronavirus charges


College students of Delta State tertiary establishments and their dad and mom have condemned college authorities for imposing a obligatory N10,000 coronavirus charges.


In accordance with Sahara Reporters, the establishments had requested college students to pay the payment tagged ‘improve of COVID-19 amenities’.


On the Delta State College, Abraka, returning undergraduate and diploma college students for the 2019/2020 educational session are to compulsorily pay N5,000 every whereas postgraduate college students are to pay N10,000 every.


The cost, which utilized to the three campuses of the establishment, Oleh, Abraka and Anwai, have to be paid earlier than college students are allowed for educational actions.


A bulletin by the establishment’s administration dated Monday, October 5, 2020, reads, “All returning postgraduate and undergraduate college students of the Delta State College are required to take the next steps in an effort to revalidate their registration for the 2019/2020 educational session.

“That is to allow administration plan for the well being and security of the scholars in using lecture halls and guarantee correct precautionary measures are taken within the allocation of scholars within the halls for the second semester examination consistent with the Federal Ministry of Training and NCDC COVID-19 tips.

“The steps are: cost of COVID-19 amenities improve cost of N5,000 by all returning undergraduate and diploma college students and N10,000 just for all postgraduate college students.”



On the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Isoko North Native Authorities Space of the state, the story shouldn’t be completely different as college students have additionally been directed by the establishment’s administration to pay N5,000 as COVID-19 charges.

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In the meantime, college students and oldsters have protested towards the COVID-19 fees, describing the cost as “extortion of the very best order” by the state authorities in connivance with the establishments.


In an announcement by the Nationwide Affiliation of Delta State College students signed by its Nationwide President, Godwin Saturday, college students have been warned towards the cost of the payment.


The assertion reads, “Now we have consulted with all essential stakeholders and sister organisations on this challenge and we vehemently say no to this extortion. 

“We wish to inform the scholars that we’re ready to withstand the wickedness by all authorized means attainable and modalities are already in prime gear to make sure our college students are saved from this extortion.”


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