A student of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Delta State who plead anonymity disclosed to schoolwatch.com.ng that the host community of the insitution is protesting over inability of the school management to consider them for employment.
According to the student, the 2nd semester exam which was schedule to commence on monday, 6th was disrupted due to the protest by the host community.
Below is the details of the situation as sent by the student:
“I am a student of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria. Since Tuesday, the 7th of January, 2014, there has been a riot by the community where my university is located, together with other universities, concerning an employment issue.
“Our 2nd semester exams started on Monday 6th of January 2014. After Monday’s paper, on getting to school the following day (yesterday), we d students were surprised to see what was happening. We had prepared for the exam of that day, hoping that we will soon be ending d session after d exam. But the youth and women of d community where my school is located were busy rioting and protesting because they were not employed during d recent employment intakes.
“They said the school had neglected their host community in place of outsiders. So they disrupted normal activities of the school, and up till today 08/01/2014, we have not written d exam.
They have gone violent, they put coffin covered with red cloth in front of d sch, with a black pot with palm oil inside, with other charms.
“Currently, academic activities in my sch has ended until further notice. And they’re ready 2 continue d protest until d Federal govt comes to their aid. We the students are angry because our efforts made in preparing for d exam are in vain. The school administration told us that they have seen d king of Uvwie kingdom to resolve the issue but it has worsened today, and d rioters are ready to continue d protest for a long time.
“I believe d cause of the riot is beyond what the angry mobs claimed. There must be some undercover things that the sch administration has been doing since, which d community happened to be aware of.
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