—UNILORIN : Student Union Kicks Against the Outrageous School Fees Increment
YBTC NEWS—The Student Union of the University of Ilorin, has shown dissatisfaction over the Outrageous Fee Hike in the School Fees by the School Management.
This was shown in a press statement which was singed by the Union President, Animashahun Oluseyi, which was obtained by YBTCNEWS, which reads thus, “I am compelled beyond reasonable doubt to speak out and take a stand against what could be described as attack on our common sense and right to due consideration in all matters that touches on our well-being and welfare as students of this great institution”
“Our tolerance level was punched and almost taken for granted by recent release of *school fees for 2018/2019 academic session.* The increment ranges from 10000 to 17500 depending on programme/faculty. It is not only outrageous but absurd given the present economic situation of this country”
Many are self sponsored while majority of us are from parents in States where salaries are not paid either regularly or at all for months!
Where then are we expected to get the fees from? At what time are we suppose to adjust our budget for the session? Who is to pay for us? are questions bothering my mind. In simple term, I consider it as *April fool and the University authority should be commended for millennium joke.* We shall resist this to get reasonable concession.
Of course, we are stakeholders with strong belief in the University dream. The VC and his team should know better that our sacrifices should be rewarded rather than increasing the suffering packages we have endured for long. Currently, the *SU Officials* are working hand in hand with the faculty presidents to analyse the situation and make a comprehensive plan.
Hence, NO STUDENTS SHOULD PAY! We shall call for meeting with the management for intellectual discourse.
We are not rascals but our approach shall be that of radical and sound minded fellows. We shall seek for peace ”
It should be recalled that recently, LAUTECH hiked their school fees which led to destruction of properties.
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