The National Association of Nigerian Students Task Force on School Fees Increment (NANS-SFIT). South West Zone has slammed the tuition fee increase by the management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti.
The task force further called on the State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, to intervene in the situation before it worsens.
Comrade Wande Ajayi, the Chairman, and Comrade Adejuwon Olatunji, the Secretary of the Committee, in a statement described the increase as untimely, noting that the students were already frustrated.
“The increment, which we regard is in bad faith, is aimed at pilling more untoward pressure on the already battered students of the institution considering the present state of the Nigerian economy.
It is highly ignoble to test the will and might of an already frustrated set of students who already are paying through the nose for the current fees.
“One wonders why they are hellbent on taking education away from the reach of the common man.
"We are appealing to the Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji and the management of the school led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, to immediately reverse the ungodly increment while they still can before Nigerian students, across the country are relocated to Ado-Ekiti.
“In line with the mandate bestowed on this committee by the NANS National Executive Council, we are giving the school management 48 hours to reverse the increment to status quo. A stitch in time, they say, saves nine.”
The management of EKSU recently increased the tuition fees of students from N100,000 to N150,000 for some courses and N350,000 to N750,000 for medical students.