… Governing Council to Meet With Parents
By: Adesola Ikulajolu
At the end of a meeting held with the newly inaugurated Governing Council, the Adekunle Ajasin University Students’ Union has stood against the speculated tuition fee increase to N200, 000 by the state government.
In a statement signed by the Union President, Comr.Ijanusi Olawale on Thursday, after the closed-door meeting that lasted for over Five hours, it was learnt that the parties sought a way out on the proposed plan by the State Government to increase tuition in the institution.
The statement read in part: “At the meeting, we had a long-term discussion, which involved arguments, disagreements, understanding and other things of such, which majored on the basis that the school fee should not be increased.”
However, in the heat of discussion, it was said that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is proposing a fee not less than Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000). It was also revealed in the statement that the Union vehemently stood against it.
“In the meantime, we have been made to realize, by this meeting, that the Governor in the person of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu only entertains a proposition of a minimum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000), which the Students Union leaders frankly disagreed with,” the statement reads.
After serious deliberation, the Governing Council accepted the stand of the Union and made known its intention to relay it to the governor.
Also, the Council headed by the Pro-Chancellor, Dr.Tunji Abayomi also made it known that he and his members would meet with the parents to discuss the issue.
According to the statement, “The Pro-Chancellor/ Chairman Governing Council concluded that he would meet with the governor, and relate our position and plea with him.”
Also, he added that the Governing Council would be having a meeting with parents on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the University’s Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall at 11 am.
In its stand against the proposed plan, the Union has remained unshaken and unrelenting.
The Union, however, implored all students of Adekunle Ajasin University to continue trusting the capability and power of unity in our decision as we all stand together on the fact that our school fee needs no increment.
Meanwhile, the news of the N200, 000 speculations has raised different reactions from students who have no way out.