Adekunle Ajasin University Students threaten to make Ondo ungovernable for Akeredolu

The students who are protesting the increment of their school fees from N30,000 to N180,000 warn Akeredolu to reverse the tuition fees.

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Students of Adekunle Ajasin University protesting over fee hike in Akure on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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The protesting students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba have threatened to make Ondo state ungovernable for Rotimi Akeredolu if he fails to reverse their school fees.

This is coming following tuition increase at the university from N30,000 to N180,000

Since the increment was announced, students and parents have been reacting to the over 500% increase in the university's tuition fees.

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the student leaders of AAUA, with solidarity from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) mobilised thousands of students to protest against the hike.

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The protesting students barricade major roads in the state capital, Akure, causing a lot of traffic as they expressed their displeasure with the state governor.

Some of the students carried placards with different inscriptions such as “Akeredolu Must Not Send Us Away From School, No To Hike In Our School Fees,” Education Is Our Right,” Aketi Enjoyed Free Education, He Must Not Take It From Us and Remove Increment Or We Will Make The State Ungovernable,” among others.

Parents react to the new school fees

Meanwhile, parents have been kicking against the tuition hike as one of them argues that the management did not consider the economic condition of the parents before fixing the new school fees.

Students threaten to make Ondo ungovernable for Akeredolu play

Students of Adekunle Ajasin University protesting over fee hike in Akure on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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A parent, Mrs. Mabel Salawu, who spoke with Punch, lamented saying: “This is too much for us to pay, I have two children in the school and I am a petty trader. How does the school want me to cope?

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Recently, tuition hike seems to be the new trend in Nigerian Universities. Recall that Medical students of the University of Ibadan on Thursday, April 6, 2018, protested against increment in accommodation and introduction of professional training fee of N100,000.

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