The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has cut down the school fees of the students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko.
It will be recalled that the students some few days back prostested the increase in school fees by the management of the university.
With the reduction, the returning students in the Faculty of Law would now pay N100,000; Faculty of Science, N100,000; Faculty of Social and Management Science, N100,000; Faculty of Education, N80,000; Faculty of Arts, N80,000 with an option to pay twice, that is N50,000 and N40,000 per semester respectively. Final Year students across all faculties are to pay N70,000 with an opinion of paying twice, that is N35,000 per semester.
However, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has rejected the 50 percent tuition fees reduction on returning students to the institution.
According to the National Public Relations Officer of the Associatipon, Idowu Odebunmi,“The new arrangement by the state government indicates that the students would still have to pay 200 per cent increase in their tuition fees.”
He therefore called on the governor to consider the plights of the students and their parents and cut down to pocket-friendly fees.
In his comment, the President of Student Union Government, SUG, AAUA, Olawale Ijanusi, who announced the new tuition fees, said that this is the lowest he can go and he urged every individual that they should abide by this.
He further stated that the union is willing and ready to seek the opinion of students as the final decision of the union lies with the students.