- Students of Adekunle Ajasin University have taken to the streets to protest the sharp increment in school fees
- The institution's students are expected to pay 500 per cent higher than previous fees
- The students union president said the protests would be held in various states
Adekunle Ajasin University students have on Monday, April 9, blocked roads in in Akungba Akoko to protest the sharp increase in school fees which was recently announced.
Students of the institution are expected to pay 500 per cent higher than previous fees.
Ijanusi Olawale, the students union president said the protests would be held in various states such as Oyo, Osun, Lagos and many others, Premium Times reports.
“We believe the state is largely occupied by masses with nothing. 500% increment is too much and highly inhumane. The government is autocratic. They should reverse the fees if they don’t want touts littering the streets,” he said.
“The government itself is aware of the economic situation of the country. When did education become a source for generating money? We reject the hike.”
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NAIJ.com had reported that Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, had increased students' school fees for 2017/2018 session by over 500 percent according to some students of the institution.
This, according to observers, was a way of fashioning the fees in the mold of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, where students are made to pay an average of N180, 000 per session.
The sharp increment in the institutions' school fees affects both freshers and returning students, NAIJ.com can authoritatively report.
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