Photos: Protesting Yabatech Students Tell Police, ‘If You Tear Gas Us, We Will Stone You’

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It has been ‘war’ in Yabatech ever
since 27-year old final year student, Dazan Charity died in the school medical
centre yesterday. According to her friends, Dazan was very ill but the people
at the school’s medical centre asked them to go and bring N35,000. According to
the students, none of them had that kind of money and questioned why they must
pay such an amount in the first place. When there was no way forward, the
students had to run around to get the list of medications written for them by
some of the staff at the medical centre, which includes drugs and drips. But
sadly, Dazan who lost her father not too long ago and her mother lying ill in their
home town passed away.

This made students flare up and
said the school medical centre is used to demanding money from students and
sometimes not give them proper medical attention. They however asked that the
medical centre be eradicated or the centre be probed on why they don’t have the
facilities they should. Continue…


This however led to a long protest
and the school management then issued a notice asking every student to go home
for four weeks but the students feel four weeks might led to 6 months and
refused to leave the school premises. Fast forward to this morning, the protest
continued as some students marched to the school gates, locked them up and said
no one will be allowed to go out, except they want to come in.
Sensing they can’t handle the situation,
the school management invited policemen who came in with four vehicles but the
students were quick to warn them, saying ‘if you teargas us, we will throw you
stones’.
The situation is still very tensed
at the moment but police officers are speaking with students to let peace reign
as they insist they open the school gates for those who want to go home. More
photos below…

Photo Credit: Newsroom

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