Suspended UNIPORT Students Drag VC To Court Over Tuition Fee Debt

The students of the University of Port Harcourt have dragged their Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ndowa Lale, to the federal High Court, in Port HARCOURT, over their suspension as a result of non-payment of tuition fees.

The students [NAMES WITHHELD] through their counsel, Ameghua Lazina, explained to the clients that the suspended or demoted as result of nonpayment of tuition fees, which ought to have been paid within a specified time.

Ameghua said the students had chosen to express their fundamental rights by challenging the draconian policy of the institution.

THE counsel described the students suspension as ‘draconian’ policy which is inconsistent with laws, regulations, acts and status of the university.

Ameghua said, ordinarily, the matter today is; for the mention, but the defendant did not appear in court today for the matter .

The Vice Chancellor cannot be; alpha dominus with respect to determining the destiny of the students, who arguably holds the future of this great country; where draconian policies, statements are; made that are; not planned with position s of the law and the act which establishes the University.


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