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VC, students trade blames on UNIUYO closure

By TONY NYONG

UYO — Authorities of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and students of the institution, have continued to trade blames over last week’s students protest that left some students dead, with scores of others sustaining  injuries, while property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Comfort Ekpo, has insisted that the school management cannot provide buses to transport the over 6,000 students from the town campus to the permanent site in Nwaniba, but the students alleged she has a commission and was profiteering from the transport arrangement on ground.

Ekpo who fielded questions from journalists, said it was inability of the management to cater for the transportation needs of the students that made it engage the services of some private transport companies, which charge N200 to take students to the permanent site and bring them to the main campus.

On their part, the students claimed that the transporter was yet to deliver the vehicles promised, when the VC asked for the upward review of the fares.


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