- Emmanuel Animashaun, the president of University of Ilorin students’ union body has said that the university charges the lowest tuition fees from students
- Animashaun, who was marking his 100 days in office as the students' leader, attributed the union's success to the diplomatic approach used by its leaders
- The students' leader also promised to work with the university management in raising experts across all fields for the nation
Emmanuel Animashaun, the president of University of Ilorin students’ union body on Monday, November 26, said the institution's charges were the lowest in the country.
Animashaun made this known at a press conference organised by the union to mark its administration’s first 100 days in office, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Animashaun added that the students have realised that, in spite of the hike in school fees and other charges by other universities, the University of Ilorin school charges remain the lowest among Nigeria’s universities.
Legit.ng gathers that the university recently increased its tuition fees by 35%, which amounts to about N21,000.
The students union president said that the relationship between the union and the university management was peaceful and constructive.
He said this had translated to the peace and the uninterrupted academic session experienced for the past 18 years.
He also added that the union engages the UNILORIN management with constructive argument to reach conclusions as regards students’ welfare.
He said: “We wish to publicly reiterate that in our union, we are not rascals but radicals who will always stand our ground in protecting our members, but we do it in constructive and diplomatic ways.”
Animashaun pledged his commitment to ensuring that the union served as a bridge between the students and the university management.
H pledged: “My administration is planning to use its resources primarily for the purpose of activities, programmes and projects that can contribute to all-round education.
“That can also sustain the necessary atmosphere so that eventually we will have contributed to raising giants for our nation and the world at large."
The SUG president highlighted major areas of breakthrough in the institution as including the alleviation of problems with results, encouraging sports activities and catering for students’ welfare.
He, especially, noted that the renovation of school hostels had attracted zero increment to school charges.
The dean of student affairs, Lateef Ajibade, commended the union for representing the students very well and for cooperating during the meeting on school charges’ increment.
Ajibade urged the students not to relent on their peaceful conduct but to continue to represent the university in good light.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that as the indefinite strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continued, parents and students had appealed to the union to call it off.
Some of the parents and students who spoke in separate interviews with NAN in Abuja called on the striking lecturers to embrace dialogue in the interest of the nation.
Josephine Taiwo, a business woman and mother of three undergraduates urged ASUU to suspend the strike considering its possible negative effects on both students and parents.
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