NDU students to start wearing uniform - 30k uniform fee

NDU students to start wearing uniform - 30k uniform fee:- According to Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo, the school's Vice-Chancellor, the wearing of uniform requirement is intended to ensure that students are easily recognizable, citing security concerns.

NDU students to start wearing uniform - 30k uniform fee

NDU students to start wearing uniform - 30k uniform fee

This regulation was implemented following a campus incident in April that resulted in one student being shot in the head.

Following the policy's introduction, students at the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) held a protest over the institution's intentions to adopt school uniforms that students must pay for.

On Tuesday, approximately 20,000 students staged a peaceful protest on the institution's campus in Wilberforce Island, Amassoma in the state's Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, calling on the state government to compel the management to reverse its decision on the students.

The disgruntled students demanded that Governor Douye Diri fire the institution's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, who is seeking a second term, claiming that his policies are detrimental to the school.

Some students who requested anonymity reported that engineering students were had to pay up to N30,000 for their uniforms, while students from other faculties were only required to pay N20,000.

“The introduction of school uniforms was a symbol of high-handedness by the school administration and an obvious exhibition of tyranny,” they claim.

According to investigations, the decision on the uniforms was made to prevent events such as the accidental killing of an Engineering student at a restaurant and another by supposed cultists earlier this year.

The university administration, on the other hand, argued that the issue of indecent dress by female students spurred the implementation of student uniforms.

When contacted, NDU Public Relations Officer Idoni Indezi claimed the closing of the fees site was a school policy, but that it was still open for this session.

Indezi stated that the school administration has not set uniform fees and that departmental and faculty discussions are still occurring.


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