The management directed the school to be shut down on April 11, following a protest embarked upon by students of the school.
Students have now been directed to return to the school as a statement was published on the school’s information portal.
The statement said:
“”Following Senate’s approval, the University Management wishes to inform all Returning Students that the Registration Portal will be open for two (2) weeks, from Tuesday, 3rd to Monday, 16th May, 2016. This is to enable the students concerned to conclude their registration for the 2015/2016 session.
The students concerned are to pay their School Charges at the designated Banks (outside the University environment). However, for the UniPort-Choba (U & C) Microfinance Bank, students concerned are to use the Branch at the College of Continuing Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nkpolu Orowurukwo, Port Harcourt
On Monday, April 11, a group of UNIPORT students took to the streets to protest the increase in tuition fees by the school management. Things took a turn for the worse when it was alleged that a member of the police force shot dead one of the students at the school. This escalated the protest, shifting the focus to the death of their colleague.
The senate then directed that the school be closed immediately.