Fee hike war


• AAUA, UI students up in arms against gov, varsity managements

Gabriel Dike; Bamigbola Gbolagunte

FeeRecent increment in school fees by the managements of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA), Ondo State and the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State, is generating ripples.

Students of the two institutions have vowed to continue with their protest against the hike while stakeholders seek amicable resolution of the face-off to avert the disruption of academic activities.

Less than a week to AAUA students’ resumption after staying home for over 85 days, the management announced an increment in tuition fees by about 250 per cent for old and new students. With the increment, students are expected to pay N180,000.

The hike has continued to generate tension in the state, even as the students led by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the state government have been exchanging hot words with none of the party ready to back down for the other.

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