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DSPG Tuition Fees Increment: SUG Urges Students To Shun Protests

...School management complies

By Kelvin Ohoror

The Student Union Government (SUG), Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, has called on students of the institution not to buy into calls for protests over an increment of tuition fees by the school management.

It will be recalled that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), had vowed to ground academic activities in the school if the decision is not reversed by the school authority.

A statement signed by Comrade Enebeli Choice Uchenna, the Students Union President, Comrade Oghenovo J. Okeoghene, SUG Secretary-General, and Ahaneku Valentine Odinaka, SUG P.R.O, said that students should be assured that the Union is determined to protect the rights of students, just as they called on everyone aggrieved to shelve the idea of protests and return to their classes to continue learning.

According to the statement, Enebeli said many have tagged her a coward and one who aligns herself and her government with that of the school management simply because she did not support the idea of protests.

“First of all, I want us to apply wisdom as well as exhaust our first two C’s (Consultation and Consolidation) to at least a justifiable end before resolving to the last measure of confrontation if the first two measures eventually fail. As learned individuals we are, we must always do things with some level of logic, responsibility, and uprightness.

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“As we earlier promised that we would get back to them, we have been able to meet up with the school management and every other relevant stakeholder once again to still do something regarding the school fees as a vast number of us can not still cope with what they earlier resolved to implement. So, after much deliberations and consideration, they agreed to revert it to the initial fees of ND2/HND2 which is fifty-six thousand, six hundred to former payment, while that of freshers (new intake)(ND1/HND1) remains the way it is Sixty one thousand, seven hundred.

“So, my fellow students, you can now see that with the much effort we put up to it again they have shifted ground again a little, so, please, let us accept this in good faith and return to our various classes to continue our academic activities.

“Please, don’t give in to naysayers or listen to those who don’t always see good in every good thing. All these people are just trying to instigate you for no just cause or hit up the student community all for self-goals and not for your interest,” they stated.

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