By: Ambali Mustapha
Tension continued to rise among the students of Ondo State-owned institution, Adekunle “No Payment No Examination” Policy.
The students will now have to pay for late tuition fee while the school management is introducing a compulsory Electronic Identity Card that will admit the students into the examination hall.
The Dean Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, as the school management introduced of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Olusegun Owolewa revealed during an interview with OUR CAMPUS CORRESPONDENT that the university would use the electronic ID card for the purpose of Examination.
He said, “For the purpose of examination, an ID card that will be given to students will be like the one used during the election.”
“A scanning machine will scan the card before you can enter into the examination hall” he added
Dr. Owolewa said that the purpose of introducing this is to prevent the students from picking somebody else’s ID card to enter into the examination hall.
He further disclosed that it is very important for students to pay their school fees on time to register, for without registration students won’t be allowed to write exams.
While adding, the Dean said, “The policy of the university is, if you don’t have the ID cards you cannot write exams”.
He, however, said that in his interaction with students he discovered that students always wanted to delay their payment to the rushing hour before they pay. “Majority of them have gotten the money, at least partial payment of their school fees but will not pay,” he said.
The DSA disclosed that a case was brought to him by the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a student who had collected her school fees but kept it in her home and alleged somebody very close to her to have stolen the money.
“The first question I asked her was that when did she collected the money and she said over 3 weeks. How will a student collect money meant for her school fee for over 3 weeks and refuse to pay,” he said.
However, he urged the students to pay and stop keeping the money meant for their school fees, for the university will not accept that.
“Registration is done by paying school fees and without it, they won’t write the exam,” the Dean said.
Meanwhile, various reactions have trailed the decision of the management as students are kicking against the policy.
In a similar vein, the management has extended the closure of the portal by two weeks to allow the students to have enough time to pay their tuition fee.