Students of Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, protested over alleged sexual harassment of female students, molestation and extortion by some staff of the institution.
The students, numbering about 2, 000, blocked traffic at Eleven-Eleven Bus Stop on their way to the Government House, Calabar to register their grievance.
Some of the placards carried by the students had inscriptions such as:
‘Sexual harassment of female students’,
‘Extortion of money from students’,
‘No better CRUTECH, No better Cross River’, ‘CRUTECH, no better lecture hall’.
CRUTECH Students Union president, Mr Ekong Eka, accused the state government of neglecting students of the university, adding that, two months ago, some groups of people came to the school to tell them that government wanted to pay them bursary.