Students Protest Hike In School Fees In Osun State, Give 3-Day Ultimatum
The students of the Osun State College of Education, Ilesa in Osun State on Thursday, October 25th, staged a protest to register their displeasure at the latest increment in their school fees and Teaching Practise fees
The protesting students were at the Ilesa Roundabout where they blocked roads, while also closing off the petrol stations around the place.
One of the students who spoke to Bounce News on the condition of anonymity, complained that the increment in fees at the Osun State College of Education is now arbitrary and unbearable for most students.
He said: “We are not happy at all, we are having a lot of issues that is why we are protesting today over what is going on in our school. It is every year that they increase the school fees. Imagine someone pursing a degree in a federal university in UI and paying over N100,000 that is not alongside other monies like acceptance fees, those going on Teaching Practice have also been told to pay more money”
The protesting students also said they were unhappy with the ongoing strike in the school that is now going to three months.
The students gave the school authorities and the Osun State government a three-day ultimatum to reach an agreement with the striking lecturers, so they can return to class, or else they will take their protest to a new level.
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