TAUED Students Resist Fees Hike By Over 100 Percent - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, November 6, 2023

TAUED Students Resist Fees Hike By Over 100 Percent

Hundred of Students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun  in Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State have resisted sudden hike in their school fees by the school authorities.

The students being led by  Students’ Union Government (SUG) leadership on Monday, protested  against the increase,expressing shock over the new school fees regime, which according to them  was increased from N65,000 to N240,000.

Returning students of the institution who were expecting to pay N65,000 will now pay N180,000, while fresh students are to pay N240,000 aside other fees payable to the installation

They lamented that the hike would further compound the current hardship occasions by the removal of the fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.

The institution’s Registrar, Dapo Oke responding to the protest , described the increase as a true reflection of economic reality in the country 

The Registrar however assured the protesting students that the management of the university would invite the leadership of SUG for a meeting to address the issue

“We had a peaceful students’ protest. They have brought their grievances to the university management and we have received their grievances.

“We have asked them to channel their complaints through the appropriate channel, that is through their union leaders. We are going to invite them for necessary consultation,” the registrar said.

Meanwhile President of the institution's Students Union Government ,Hammed Akinjetan in a statement, insisted that students have the right to demonstrate against  decisions affecting them, saying   the union's duty is to protect the interest of the students 

“We firmly believe that this fee increment is unjust and places an unnecessary burden on students,” he said.

He maintained that education is a right, and it should be accessible to all, assuring fellow students that the student executive is actively working to address the issue.

“In the meantime, we encourage each and every one of you to stand together and say ‘No’ to this increment. We must unite as a strong and collective voice to make our concerns heard.”

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