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OAU Students Protest Increase In School Fees, Use Road For Prayers

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The recent hike in tuition fees by some federal and state universities across the country has become a challenge in the educational sector following demonstrations carried out by students demanding a reversal to the former fee structure.

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, (OAU)  disrupted academic activities at the institution on Monday, June 16, 2014  protesting the increase in their tuition fees by the school authorities.

The aggrieved students locked up major facilities within the school premise including the main entrance gate, the senate building, and computer building .

The new students saw their fees rise from N37,150  to N92,700 and  from N42,150 to N95,700 based on facilities,  the new fee includes an acceptance charge while old students were served an an over 200% increase from N5,300 to N12,800, N7,800 to N19,700, N10, 300 to N33,700  for different faculties for the new academic session.

According to Punch, Muslims students used the main road in the school as their praying ground .

The vice chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omole during a press conference blamed high cost of inflation and the late arrival ASUU/FG funds which used to provide relief to the school as reason for the increase adding that the increment was inevitable.

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