Major roads in Calabar, the Cross River State capital in Nigeria’s South-south region were blocked earlier on Monday by undergraduates of the university.
The protest, which began at about 5.30 a.m., created panic as workers and traders got stranded at roads linking the university, including Etta Agbor, IBB Way and Mary Slessor Road.
The placards read: “VC, give us water and light, students cannot study without light and water, electricity and water is our right,’’ among others.
Similarly, they called for the reversal of a recent hike in their school fees.
The students appealed to the Federal Government to intervene and ensure better living and study conditions in the institution.
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