The President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, Wednesday, alleged that those benefiting from previous analogue system of payment of school fees were those that instigated the students’ protest in the institution on March 11, 2021.
He revealed this in Lafia when the officials of the union appeared before the Nasarawa state House of Assembly Committee on Education investigating students protest at the institution.
The SUG president while condemning the act, urged the committee to deal with persons found wanting to serve as deterrent to others and for the overall development of the education sector in the state.
“We are suspecting that some people who were benefiting with the old (analogue) method of school fees payment instigated the students protest.
“They were not happy when the new management of the school introduced new portal for students registration and payment of school fees.
“I want to commend you for investigating the students protest as we have also condemned the act in its totality,” he said.
Umar Aboki equally, dismissed allegations that the school management closed school fees portal and increased school fees which led to the protest.
“On 11th March, 2021, the school portal was working as some students were paying school fees when the protest was going on and as I’m speaking, the portal is working
“We don’t know why some students protested,” he said.
He commended the school management under the leadership of Dr Justina Kotso for providing purposeful and inclusive leadership as well as carrying students along in her scheme of things.
Earlier, the chairman, House Committee on Education Hon. Daniel Ogazi said the committee decided to invite them in order to get first-hand information that would assist them in carrying out investigation.
Oga Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) said the committee would come up with its findings at the end of the day in order to punish perpetrators of the protest.