Following the decision by the management of Niger delta University Wilberforce Ireland, Amassoma Bayelsa State, to commence the wearing of uniforms, the students of the school have been on protest to express their displeasure over the management’s decision.
The protest which started on Monday has given the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edoumiekemo Samuel and the school management reasons to shut down academic and non-academic activities indefinitely.
Reacting to this developement, the former Student Union Government (SUG) President of the school, Comrade Raphael Biweribo Samuel has made a shocking statment on his Facebook page.
The statement Reads;
A DECEIVING GOVERNNMENT AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT.
They said they have given a directive and that it is a win win, yet there is heavy security presence in school and students are asked to go home as they close school indefinitely without any briefing on the so called directive.I stated earlier that the commisoner of education and the vice chancellor are only playing with the minds of students and the public.I have known the VC, he is good at twisting issues to his favour and will never represent the true interest of students as he wants to be a saint before government.I hear they have closed school indefinitely, if a directive has been given, why close school indefinitely. It is simple, the root cause of the issue is exorbitant fees, reduce the fees and see how these issues will not resurface again.I urge NDU students to continue with their demonstrations peacefully and be courageous, it is now or never.In our time, we were willing to shift grounds to come to a logical conclusion, but VC and the government were bent on their stands.NDU students, this is not the time to retreat, it is not the time to be afraid, you are not alone, the world is watching, and believe me you will not suffer same fate myself and my executives suffered.They will use sweet words on you, but they are all mere sayings and at the end everything will be the way it is, the VC is no respecter of any man or people, he has no regard for human feelings.
I am Raphael Biweribo Samuel, a proud NDU Alumnus, a son of Aluku/Igbidigbi.