- The zonal coordinator of Ibadan ASUU has alleged that the federal government was making attempt to make students pay a minimum of N350,000 for tuition fee
- Ade Adejumo said it was vital for ASUU to let the public know that there could be labour crisis
- According to Adejumo, government has plans to establish an Education Bank, where students will access credit facilities and payback on completion of their studies
Dr Ade Adejumo, zonal coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Ibadan chapter, has alleged that the federal government is planning to increase tuition fees of students.
The increase which will affect students of federal universities will see them pay a minimum of N350,000 for tuition fee.
He disclosed this while addressing members of the Correspondents Chapel, Ibadan, saying it was vital for ASUU to let the public know that there could be labour crisis in the federal universities in the country in Nigeria.
He said: “The union is again constrained to draw the attention of Nigerian public to an impending labour crisis in the Nigerian universities as a result of the insensitivity of the Nigerian government to issues critical to the survival of the educational system in Nigeria.
“It is no longer news that the renegotiation, which the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, promised was going to last for only six weeks, has broken down. “The reason for this very unfortunate development will appal most Nigerians. First, the leader of the government team, who was supposed to be an arbiter between the parties, assumed an arrogant attitude that sought to foist a predetermined mindset of government on the union.
“The union was confronted with a situation where the government is bent on imposing tuition fees, beginning from N350,000, on students in the Nigerian public-owned tertiary institutions. On the question as to how the students will raise such money, the answer that government has is that it will establish an Education Bank, where students will access credit facilities and payback on completion of their studies."
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Legit.ng had reported that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday, August 17 took to the streets of Osogbo to protest the alleged neglect of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
The protesters, in their hundreds, carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Oyo/Osun, Don’t Play Politics with the Lives of Our Students,” and “ Do Not Kill the Best state University in Nigeria’’ among others.
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