PROVOST OF COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE LOCKED OUT …as students protest poor state of affairs in school
There was pandemonium today (Tuesday, June 15, 2021), following a protest staged by the students of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Brave Views gathered that the protesting students covered both lanes of Ikwerre road in front of the school gate, near Agip Junction, Mile 4, causing heavy traffic gridlock.
Brave Views reporter, who monitored the protest gathered that the students protested against lack of social amenities, shortage of lecture halls, non accreditation of courses in seven out of ten departments in the College.
They regretted that graduands of the non accredited departments do not go for National Youth Service Corps.
They specifically said the school lack water, electricity, good access roads and blocked drainages.
The students, who accused provost of the College, FRANKLIN NLERUM of lacking the ability to manage the school, also complained of poor sanitary situation, which they said has caused infections among the female students.
The further decried that the situation of the toilets are pitiable, following the bad odour coming out of from them, due to lack of water to clean them up, just as the toilet systems are already blocked due to lack of maintenance.
When Brave Views visited some of the hostels, the dilapidated toilets were no good sights to behold.
On his part, the President of the National Union of Rivers State Students, LEVI ZEKKARIAH GEORGE, while addressing the Provost and students during the protest, demanded that the school management restore electricity to the campus within two hours before the gate could be opened for him and his management team to go in.
Reacting to the development, Provost of the College, FRANKLIN NLERUM appealed to the students to open the College gate for him to go in and discuss way forward with his management team but was booed.
He later spoke with our reporter, saying that lack of funds was responsible for the ugly situation in the school.