The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida stopped students of the institution that are yet to pay their school fee or complete their registration from receiving lectures.
According to the reports of The Nation, the incident occurred when the affected students were receiving lectures in their various classes before two staff of the school interrupted their lectures.
One of the affected students who spoke on the condition of anonymity said “we were busy receiving lectures when two staff of the polytechnic entered and asked those that are yet to pay their school fee or those that have paid but do not have proof of payment with them to leave the lecture room”.
Another student who confirmed the incident said, “I thought that the ugly incident was a joke until they start to check our document one after the other and barred over seventy five percent of us out the class”.
However, the acting Registrar of the institution Malam Muhammed Ndana while speaking with our newsmen stressed that although there was a notice released by the Management to stop students that are yet to pay their school fee, the Students Union Government of the Institution had pleaded to the management to extend the deadline given to the affected students.
Ndana further explained that those that went to chase students out of class did it without the consent of the management.
Reacting to the report, the President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution Comr. Zepraye Emmanuel described the incident as a shock to him because the SUG Executives had a meeting with the management of the institution before the incident and they agreed to give the affected students extended time to pay their fee.
The number one student then called on all the affected students to go on with their normal lectures and advised them to pay their fees in due time in order to avoid a repetition in the future.
It will be recalled that the management of the institution had earlier warned the students that are yet to pay their school fee in a statement released on 30th January that they will not be allowed to receive lectures.
Part of the statement reads “Management have therefore directed that henceforth students would not be allow into lecture halls unless evidence of payment of school fees is presented” it concludes.