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UNIBEN Protest: Students told to resume as university cancels N20,000 registration fee

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The Senate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, has approved the removal of N20,000 late registration fee.

Recall that the registration fee led to a two-day mass protest by the students which resulted in the shutting down of the institution.

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The Registrar of the university, Ademola Bobola, confirming the removal in a statement said the Senate, at a virtual meeting, ratified the earlier verbal pronouncement by the Vice-Chancellor, Lilian Salami.

The Senate also approved that money already paid by defaulting students be refunded as they ordered all students to resume lectures on Monday, September 20th.

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Part of the statement reads: “Consequently, lectures are to resume on Monday, September 20, to enable students who obeyed the directive on school closure and travelled to return.

“The University’s decision-making body also agreed that a new timeline be set for the payment of the school charges for the 2020/2021 Academic Session.

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“It also directed that the re-activation of charges for Postgraduate Programmes be sent to the Board of Postgraduate School for review.”

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The registrar added that the senate moved a vote of confidence on the University’s Management and commended the Vice-Chancellor for her wisdom and magnanimity in agreeing to the students’ demand.

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