300 level student of FUTO cries out on cases of exploitation

One Mr. Ofobike Sunday Igwe.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State 300 level student of FUTO cries out on cases of exploitation.

Good morning everyone. My name is Ofobike Sunday Igwe, a 300 level student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
I have issues to share. I’m currently going through a lot of troubles right now due to the rate of extortion in my school.
We have always been forced to pay for certain things, both academic and non-academic and each time I do not oblige not ultimately because it is not right, but because I do not have, I’m punished in certain ways.
Most of these issues started to evolve last year when we they said we must pay N150 for my class adviser’s father’s burial, for us to submit our assignment though it wasn’t the first time.
I reported to my HOD, a 4 man panel was set up in March 2020. But after the first sitting, nothing happened again.
Other extortions include compulsory N500 for a lost phone, two times compulsory church donations, extra charge on manual, class dues extortion.
My inability and refusal to pay for my class advisers father’s burial led to the rejection of my assignment.
Lately, I have been denied access to my manuals for practicals due to related issues.
I have written to Dean of Student Affairs, I have written to the SUG President, I have also written to the Vice Chancellor. I have not received any response from the Vice Chancellor and the Dean and SUG could not take actions due to limited capacity.
My course rep instigated attempted assault on me last week. I had to run to my department and security unit for safety.
I write to well meaning Nigerians to come to my aid. I’m being extremely frustrated, suppressed and depressed by these circumstances. I have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital due to these issues. My health is currently deteriorating right now. I have even observed some manipulation in my grades.
I do not know what to do. My right to education, good health have been thwarted. My emotions, psychology and mental state are not in order. Please come to my aid.
I have suffered a lot of victimization. My materials have been stolen and I’ve received threats from certain individuals.
Ofobike Sunday Igwe.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.
 
300 level student of FUTO cries out on cases of exploitation
300 level student of FUTO cries out on cases of exploitation

1 thought on “300 level student of FUTO cries out on cases of exploitation”

  1. The truth though is Federal students are not financially exploited as much as State students. Most of these letters might not even reach the head (e.g Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs Dean, etc) due to bottlenecks. The solution for you now is to individually ‘reason with your course representative on most of these dues’ because as long as one person pays those dues, everyone has to pay.
    Take care of your health, Igwe.

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