Taraba State University Students in Jalingo, the state capital, protested on Monday as unpaid lecturers boycotted the school’s semester examinations, which were set to begin today.
The students were supposed to start their examination on Monday, but the lecturers’ inability to be paid hampered the process.
The protesting students block all roads leading to the institution, impeding vehicular movement around the axis. They also set fire to tires and sang solidarity songs.
The Jalingo-Wukari Expressway was also blocked, hindering vehicular movement while businesses were affected.
According to Salisu Waziri, the university’s student leader, the demonstration was a solidarity protest with lecturers who had not been paid for 10 months.
“We were supposed to start our first semester exams today, but when we arrived at the venue, we were told that the exams would not take place because our lecturers have been owed salaries for 10 months,” he explained.
Waziri demanded that the school authorities and the state government pay the lecturers’ salaries so that exams could be held.
Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; Editing by Julian Osamoto