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Delta poly students protest N5,000 COVID-19 levy

Students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro are protesting against the N5, 000 COVID-19 fees imposed by the management.

The Nation learnt the protest, which started at about 7 am, saw several students at the institution’s gate and blocking the main entrance of the school.

The polytechnic had imposed a N5, 000 COVID-19 levies on all students returning for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The school, in a circular last week, directed students to pay the levy so that authorities will be able to prepare for the health and safety as students return to school.

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Calling on the Delta State Government to wade into the matter and prevail on the management to withdraw the levy, the students described it as unlawful and a means of extorting them.

A lecturer of the polytechnic, who spoke in confidence, confirmed that staff have not been able to gain access into the school’s premises due to the protest against the COVID-19 fee.

Details shortly… 

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