AAUA: Students’ Union seek favour from management, requests reparation fee reduction from N20,000 to N5,000

NEWS DIGEST – The Students’ Union of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko have appealed to the management of the institution to reduce the reparation fee to be paid by students from N20,000 to N5,000.

This was made known in a statement of the union received by News Digest titled “AAUASU LEADERS MEETS UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT ON REPARATION FEE AND OTHER CONDITIONS SET RESUMPTION”, signed by the President and General Secretary of the union, Ogunsanmi Kolade known as Multiple and Adeyefa Tolulope (Elite); respectively.

In November 2021, the students of the institution had staged a protest against the policy of the school not allowing them to write their exams without payment of tuition fees.

The protest was staged and properties were destroyed. This made the management of the school close the school down.

It will be recalled that the management of the school had released a circular last week, notifying the students to resume for their exams .

In the circular, the management of the school, the students have been ordered to pay reparation fee of ₦20,000 each and also ruled that all students must pay their tuition fee upto the current session before they can be eligible to sit for the first semester (2020/2021 academic session) examinations.

The student union who met with the university management today said in the statement, “During the meeting, the Students’ Union passionately appealed and agitated that the reparation fee should be reduced to the sum of ₦5,000, and also considering the current economic downturn witnessed in the country and feasibility for the management to realize their position on tuition fee, after a very long deliberation, the union appealed that the management should reconsider review of their position on payment of tuition fee.”

While condemning the act of the students in the last protest, the students’ union however promised to properly educate the students on a peaceful protest when the need arises rather than destroying the university facilities.

The management of the institution present during the meeting are: The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige; Mr. Olugbenga Arajulu, Registrar; Mr. Tobi Orina, Bursar; Dr. Doreen Olorunfemi Librarian; Prof. Akinawonu, Dean of Post Graduate School; Prof. M. O Akanbi, Dean of Students’ Affairs.

Others include: Engr. Adejumo, Director of Works and Services, and Mrs. Temitope Gabriel, Director of Physical Planning; including the Senior Special Adviser to the state Governor on Youth and Students Matters, Hon. Olumuyiwa.

While reacting the Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, remarked that management of the institution will sit to evaluate the request and plea of the union leaders.