By Friday Omosola
The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko has reduced the reparation fee earlier pegged at twenty thousands naira (N20,000) to ten thousands naira (N10,000).
This was contained in a statement by the students’ union titled “Re: AAUASU Leaders Meet Management On Reparation Fee And Other Conditions Set For Resumption: The Resolutions.”
The new development is coming hours after The Trumpet reported that the students’ union of the institution under the leadership of Ogunsanmi Kolade politically known as “Multiple” met with the management to appeal for the reduction of the twenty thousand naira (N20,000) reparation fee to five thousand naira (N5,000).
“Recall that yesterday, 17th January, 2022., the leadership of AAUA Students’ Union, under Comrade Ogunsanmi Kolade, met with some key members of the university management team to agitate and appeal for the reduction of reparation fee and review of the university’s position on payment of tuition fee as students are preparing to return to campus.
“In a meeting rescheduled by the management and held earlier today, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige conveyed the decisions of the management after considering the appeals of the students’ union.
“The reparation fee earlier pegged to the tune of #20, 000 per student has now been reduced to #10,000,” the Union stated.
However, the statement stated that physically impaired students are exempted from paying the reparation fee.
Furthermore, the university management agreed that students who have paid up to last session would be allowed to sit for the examinations, for instance, a 400 level Student must have cleared their tuition up to 300 Level, which was against initial decision of the management that all students must pay their tuition fee upto current session before they can be eligible to sit for examinations.
The Statement further added that the university management warned that violent protest and deliberate destruction of the university facilities would not be tolerated in the institution again.
The Vice Chancellor directed the Students’ Union Executives to appeal to the students to work together positively for the benefit of the university.
The Trumpet recalled that in November 2021, the students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Aloko, Ondo state in their thousands trooped out to protest against the management policy of ‘no school fees no examinations’ as the first semester examinations kickoff with GST.