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Ambrose Alli University Students Protest Late Registration Fee

Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Silvy

Thousands of students at Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Nigeria, staged a protest on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, over difficulties registering for courses and a hefty N20,000 late registration penalty.

The protest effectively shut down the university, with students blocking the main entrance gate as early as 6:30 am. Lecturers, staff, and even other students were unable to access the campus.

According to an anonymous lecturer, student frustration stemmed from a combination of factors. Technical difficulties with the registration system and a lack of flexibility from university management regarding the deadline were key concerns.

The lecturer reported that the protest involved a large number of students, particularly from the faculties of Law and Management Science. Some students also voiced discontent over being transferred to different departments through a recently introduced “proceeding list,” which they claimed violated university regulations.

University Responds with Emergency Meeting

In response to the protest, the university’s acting registrar, Mr. Ambrose Odiase, issued a memo calling for an emergency Senate meeting on the same day (June 6th) at 1 pm. The meeting agenda included addressing the course registration issues and the Law faculty’s proceeding list.

Registration Deadline Extended (Unconfirmed)

Reports at the time of publication suggested the Senate might have extended the registration deadline by two weeks.

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