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By: Ade Adeleke
Students of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa, today have disrupted academic and other administrative activities on the campus to protest against hike in the school fee.
To this end, the management of the University had shut the institution to restore peace and directed the students to vacate the campus immediately.
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the Students in their large number on Monday’s morning staged a protest over the school fees payable in the institution.
The students mostly in their second year were angry over the management’s decision to retain the amount of fees they paid in their first year.
One of the students who spoke said: “We are protesting against the management because the school fees we are paying is too much. Not only that, what we paid last year was between N150,000 and N200,000 being new students and now that we are in 200 level the fee should at least be reduced.
“The management is saying we are paying the same amount we paid last year,hence the reason for the protest.”
The Registrar of the University, Felix Akinnusi expressed displeasure over the protest embarked upon the students.
Akinnusi disclosed that the Senate of the institution has taken a decision to shut down the varsity for two weeks.
“It was a surprise to us this morning that our students are protesting. We don’t know the reason and we will be meeting the students leaders to know the reason for the protest”.
The Registrar said, “In view of this development, the Senate has ordered the students to proceed on two weeks mid-semester break. The circular will be released soon. We will use this break to meet with their leaders and resolve all issues.”
Students protested against the institution’s ‘No School Fees , No Test/Examination’ policy.
Last week’s Wednesday another Ondo state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, (AAUA), was also shut for issues centering on tuition.