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OAU students protest tuition hike



OAU students protest tuition hike
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Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU , Osun State, have staged a protest against the hike in school fees, National Daily Newspaper gathered.

The students, who stormed the varsity premises began the protest early Tuesday morning carrying placards reading “When I dey pay 20k, I dey borrow money.

Where you wan make I 90k? #FeeMustFall”, “I cannot afford to drop out.

Where you won make I see 90k? #FeeMustFall.”

The Secretary General of the varsity Students’ Union, Akinboni Opeyemi, confirmed this to our correspondent, adding that the student populace does not agree with the current tuition fee.

The students’ union on September 26 urged students of the institution to suspend payment of tuition fees, following the slash in fee hike by the management of the institution.

National Daily Newspaper reports  that the management of OAU reviewed the school fees payable by the students of the university.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, stated that the management reduced the fees after a meeting held with the students.

Olanrewaju had said that the Students’ Union leaders were adamant, insisting that the fees should be reduced by 50 per cent.

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While speaking with our correspondent, noted that the union requested a 50 per cent reduction of the initial proposed fee before it was reduced by 15 per cent.

“We want reduction just as stated in our last demand.

We want a reduction of the initial proposed fee before they (school management) reduce it by 15 per cent,” sources told our correspondent.

The protest is against the hike in school fees, and that the school should understand the current situation of the country an d not to add to it, National Daily Newspaper gathered.

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