“We only saw copies of the release to that effect pasted around the hostel premises. Nonetheless, we have no choice than to adhere to the directive,” he said.
The decision of management to close the medical school is in connection with the staged protest by the students against increase in accommodation fee and introduction of a new fee described as “professional training fee”.
The students claimed that the increase was capable of making some of them to abandon their medical course. The professional fee ranged from N75,000 to N100,000 per student, while accommodation fee in the halls of residence was raised to N30,000 per student.
Meanwhile,as at the time of this report, all occupants of the Alexandra Brown Hall in University College Hospital had vacated the hostel.