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AAUA Students Turn Down Government’s Deduction of Fees

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have rejected the 50% deduction of the tuition fee for Returning students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA) in Ondo State by the state government.

The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Idowu Odebunmi, revealed to NAN in a telephone conversation on Saturday that the purported slash would only have little effects on the students.

The State government has earlier met with the AAUA representatives on April 12 after a protest against 500 per cent increase on their tuition and reduced the new tuition fees by 50 per cent.

He noted that the present economic situation of Nigeria did not allow increase on tuition fees, pleading that leaders should consider the plight of Nigerian youths, especially students.

The students rejected the abrupt hike of their tuition fee from between  N25, 000 and N35,000 before it was increased to between N120,000 and N200,000 depending on faculties.

The Spokesman of the student body stated that that the new deal with the government would mean that the students would still pay 200 per cent increase of their tuition fees.

 



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