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Students at OAU threaten to shut down activities in response to a rise in tuition prices

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They have threatened to shut down operations at Obafemi-Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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The administration of the school announced a tuition increase of 300 percent, prompting their threat.

According to Abiodun Olarewaju, the institution’s public relations officer, the increase was decided upon following an emergency management meeting last week.

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On Monday, the Students Union Government (SUG), led by President Abbas Akinremi-Ojo, held a press conference where they threatened to take action if the OAU administration did not reverse its decision.

Ojo, who is protesting the move, stated, “We’ve also written to all respective banks to halt the acceptance of fee payments from any student until a better resolution has been achieved.”

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We are carrying the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and as a result, we may soon be forced to shut down all activities on campus and, eventually, on the campuses of all federal schools in Nigeria.

“In August, when we found out about plans to increase school fees, the student government met with the administration and began negotiating.

They closed the doors on us and told us about the new charge. They said the federal government stopped paying OAU, although a report from September 15 of this year placed OAU at number nine on a list of the best-funded universities in the country, receiving a total of N13.4 billion.

The National Association of University Students (NANS) in Osogbo has issued a similar warning through its chairman, Olayinka Popoola.

He said that “universities must source funds elsewhere to meet their needs.”

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