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Delta varsity management bows to pressure as students protest stirs up tension

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By Edafe Steve

Following yesterday’s massive protest by aggrieved students which led to complete locked down of the Delta State University, Abraka, main campuses over increment of school fees, the school management has bowed to talk with students to avert further protest in the school.

It was learnt that the indoor meeting between the school management and students lasted for several hours, but no reporter was allowed for coverage.

However, sources hinted that the management has assured the students that the matter would be looked into with a view of bringing peace among aggrieved students.

An aggrieved parent who spoke to our correspondent said:”Delta State Government has already paying State Universities the allowances Federal Universities are fighting for. That why like Anambra State University now known as Udumegwu Ojukwu University has refused to join the strike because they rightly viewed it as a waste of time for State University to do so as they re not under the Federal Government”.

“They prefer to wait to fight for new conditions from their State Government when ever a new scale emerges at the Federal Level. This is a better approach for all State universities. As it is, DELSU is wasting students time as there nothing reasonable affecting State Universities to embark on strike. If Staff were going on strike because of the high school fees in DELSU, that would be understandable”, he add.

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