A Student Representative and alumni of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State Ayas Nicholas has proferred possible solutions to the problems rocking the institution.
Recall that students of state-owned universities; Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state protested against the imposition of uniforms on them and the impromptu closing of the school fee portal after increasing the fees to a higher rate.
He suggested that the state government needs to fund the school, reduce tuition fees; and that the ministry of education get actively involved in affairs concerning the school.
The student representative insisted that the approach used by the VC to compel students to obey the governing body was wrong. He finally asserted that the school is losing its long found glory, and if all his solutions are adhered to there will be a positive change.
Taking to his official Facebook handle, he wrote: “The bottom line about NDU is that the Government need to fund that school, reduce school fees and the ministry of education need to put an eye on the activities of the school.
“The VC needs to look for another approach to compel the students to do things timely and he needs to be reminded by the governing body that he can’t do it alone.
“The Students needs to do course registrations on time, they need orientation that without course registration you cannot participate in an exam and they need the student governing body that will always mediate for them.
“If the School must generate funds from the uniform thing they should produce a crested NDU long sleeve and sell it at the rate of N2000 to N3000 than this outrageous sum of N20000 to N30000 uniform for students that are struggling to pay fees.
“If all this is done there will be no need for all this drama, protest and riot every single time.
The school is losing its glory gradually.”