National Association of Nigeria Students on Tuesday, has condemned the increased of tuition fee being paid by the newly admitted students in Ekiti State University.
The statement which was signed by Comr. Salawudeen Alade, National Director of Travels and Exchange, said education is a right, not a privilege.
The apex Students Association body in Nigeria, has described the action as unjustifiable decision of the management under the leadership of Professor Edward Olanipekun by to increasing the tuition fee being paid by the newly admitted students with over 100,000 nairas and gave the management 72hours ultimatum to reverse the decision.
The statement read: “This ill development coming at a time the country is in economic hardship is totally unacceptable as the management and other concerned stakeholders are not being considerate of the austerity and difficulties the Students and their sponsors are subjected to”.
“The concerned Stakeholders should be well informed that National Association of Nigerian Students National Headquarters is a responsible and responsive association and we won’t fold our arms and allow this injustice to go. Hence, the leadership of the Association has unanimously agreed to relocate the Secretariat of the National Association Of Nigerian Students National Headquarters to Ekiti State University at the expiration of the 72 hours ultimatum issued by the association”.
NANS appealed to the State Government, Governor Abiodun Oyebamji to call the management to order on the incessant anti-student policies embarked on by Professor Edward-led administration.
“While appealing to the Governor for his quick intervention, we would love to remind his Excellency of all the promises he made to Nigerian Students during the electioneering period and as a matter of importance, he was once a staff of Ekiti State University” the statement said.
NANS implored Ekiti State University Students to pend all sorts of payment.