May 22, 2024

Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akugba Akoko have today trooped end mass to the major roads across Akure, Ondo state capital to protest the hike in the tuition fee announced by the institution management.

The students who also vowed to occupy Lagos, Abuja and other cities across the country to give their grievances international attention.

It would be recalled that the AAUA management has on Wednesday last week announced the increment in the tuition fee of the ivory tower to between 150-200 thousand naira.

The President of the Student’s Union of the institution, Comrade Ijanusi Olawale who led the protest described the increment as inhumane and outrageous.

He said, “We totally against the increment in our school fee as we believe that our state is largely occupied by masses that has nothing. Now if we want to increase, it should be affordable. This increment is inhuman and we will resist it with everything we have. Two hundred thousand naira is just too much for the our parent to pay. So we bluntly say NO this note we say no to increment”.

Another student, Godspower Olorunsaanumi who spoke on the issue said the present economic reality in the country does avail the parents to pay such huge amount as tuition fee.

“We all know the economic situation in the country for now, a government who refuses to pay above #18,000 as minimum wages is hiking tuition fee from 30,000NGN to 200,000NGN? Where do we go from here? When is education becoming source of income? And most of those occupying these positions benefitted from free education of baba Awolowo,…..all I know is that they can’t turn us to thugs and social miscreant, when all their children are in abroad getting uninterrupted education, I boldly reject any hike in our school fees”.

Also a student simply identified as Marx said, “the hike in AAUA school fees is highly inhumane , The government here is autocratic. How do they want the students to go about paying this amount? Maybe we should start robbing banks or alms begging in the streets , Ondo is one of the states with best resources in Nigeria yet they are giving us fake figures as statistics , the government should reverse its decision on the school fees if they don’t want rogues to take over the streets.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *