LAUTECH Students Protest School Fees Hike
Following the increase in school fees by management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH Ogbomoso, students from various departments in the institution, on Monday, stormed the streets of Osogbo the Osun state Capital to protest the hike.
The students who carried placards with inscriptions such as Aregbe /Ajumobi don’t privatise LAUTECH, 250 thousand naira schools fees is too much among others also rendered solidarity songs condemning the insensitivity of the government.
Radio Nigeria reports that the leader of the protesting students, Mr Fawole Israel said both governments had introduced school fees of N250,000 for non indigenes and 200,000 for indigenes from the previous N120,000 and N65,000.
Mr Israel argued that the decision was most insensitive for a university that was shut down for over two years for no fault of the students.
Also speaking, the Vice President of the students’ Union, Miss Taiwo Oluwaseun explained that both Oyo and Osun states are owing workers backlog of salaries, hence the sudden hike in school fees has demonstrated that the governments had no concern for the welfare of the people.
Miss Oluwaseun said the protest would continue to go on simultaneously in both states until the governments reverse the decision.