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UNIPORT students protest over hostel partitioning

By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— TRAFFIC was disrupted, yesterday, on the East-West Road by protesting students of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over the removal of partitions in their hostels.

The removal was done to accommodate participants at the just concluded National Sports Festival hosted by the state.
According to the students, they were asked to vacate their rooms for some of the athletes which they did. But said they were not happy that the partitions in their rooms that were pulled down were not replaced at the end of the festival.

They said the protest was to draw the attention of the government to the issue.

They explained that the partitions were erected to enable them enjoy some privacy since about six to eight students are allocated to a room.

One of the protesting students said: “We set up the partitions to enable the students enjoy privacy in the rooms. We are sometimes about eight persons in a room. We need the cubicles. They just pulled down all the partitions without replacing them at the end of the sports festival.”


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