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Monday, 19 March 2018

Students’ Protest: No Plans To Introduce Outrageous Fees - Ondo Govt


Some students under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students, NAOSS today disrupted activities at the State Scholarship Board located at Oke Eda/Alagbaka, Akure to protest against some recent some policies of the government in the education sector.


The students led by the NAOSS president, Comrade Olanrewaju Akeredolu expressed sadness over non-payment of bursary, abolition of WAEC fee payment and plans to increase tuition of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.


The students, who blocked the popular Old Secretariat Road, Alagbaka/Oke Eda, Akure, carried placards with different inscription’s such as: “Governor Akeredolu Pay our Bursary, No School Fee Increment”, “Poor parents cannot Afford Huge Tuition Fee”.


Security men were on however on ground to forestall breakdown of law and order just as SSA to the governor on security matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of education, Reverend Akin Asaniyan visited to pacify the protesting


While reacting to the incident, the state government through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi expressed readiness to pay students of the state origin their outstanding bursary and scholarship this year.


He said funds that would be used to settle the bursary and scholarship had already been provided for in this year’s budget.


Mr Olowolabi who explained that the current school fees in the state owned tertiary institutions were no longer sustainable, said Governor Akeredolu would however not allow the governing councils introduce unrealistic tuitions in the schools.


He also debunked reports that the present administration was engaging in anti-people education policies saying all efforts of government are aimed at repositioning the sector in line with global best practices.


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