Leaders of the Student Union Government of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria, have rejected the malicious increment of school fees by the management of the school.
Recall that on Wednesday, the management of the school announced an increment in its tuition fees via a post made on X, formally Twitter.
Depending on the courses taken and the academic standing of the students, the new fees range from N89,000 to N190,000.
Depending on their degree of study, returning students used to pay between N19,000 and N31,000, while new students paid between N70,000 and N100,000.
The SUG president, Abbas Akinremi Ojo, and the general secretary, Akinboni Opeyemi, released a press release in response to the announcement, saying that management should not be allowed to reflect the new raise on the students’ portal under any circumstances.
The Statement reads: “The leadership of the Great Ife Students Union conveyed a stakeholders’ meeting today, September 13, 2023, which was held at the SUB conference room.
“The stakeholders meeting was to address the increment of sundry charges introduced by the University management at the senate meeting that was held yesterday.
“In attendance were 80 students’ leaders which included the Central Executive Council, the leadership of the SRC, Hall Chairpersons, Faculty presidents and Speakers, Departmental
“Presidents and Speakers, Presidents of Indigenous Associations, Ameer of MSSN and the ACJ President.
“The meeting resolved that: There should be a total reversal of the approved increment by the school management.
“On no account should any student pay the proposed school charges even if the payment portal is activated.
“A X (Twitter) Space should hold tonight to get further opinions from union members. The space will hold by 9pm.
“The meeting also agreed that a physical congress should be called and should hold tomorrow. Details will be communicated in our subsequent release.”