Students of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology today staged a protest over the lack of basic infrastructure in the school.
The students who blocked the Shop section of Ikwerre Road said they don’t have electricity, water, and enough classrooms for their studies. The students also lamented the inability of the institution to accredit their courses. They also blamed increment in their school fees as one of their grievances to embark on the protest. Some of the students who spoke to our correspondent asked the Governor of Rivers State to abandoned his administration’s flyover projects and renovate the dilapidating structures at the Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology.
One of the protesting students from the Department of Environmental Health Technology Comrade Oluchukwu said the students are angry with the poor infrastructure in the institution despite the huge amount they pay as school fees.
Comrade Oluchukwu said the students are tired of the neglect of the institution by the State Government.
He wondered while Governor Wike is busy flagging off satellite campuses across the state while abandoning an already existing higher institution.
”For the past two weeks now, we do not have water, we don’t have light. We’re tired. We need Wike’s attention. He should stop his flyover project and come to the rescue of Rivers State College of Health and Management Technology. We want our courses to get full accreditation”.
Another female student of the institution who spoke on condition of anonymity said the students want a new generator because of the incessant power outages in and around the school.
She also wants the State Government to address the issues of flooding, repair their toilets and hostels and also build new classrooms.
The protesting students, however, vow to continue the protest till Governor Nyesom Wike or the Provost of the institution address the students.
The protest also caused huge traffic gridlock on Tuesday morning as motorists were unable to access the Agip flyover and other roads leading to the school.