The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Oyo State Government not to increase tuition fee at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, under the present economic realities in the country.
The appeal was made on Saturday in a statement jointly signed by Bestman Okereafor and Moronkola Abiola, NANS’ National Public Relations Officer and Chairman of Joint Campus Committee, respectively.
They said that NANS would not tolerate any form of students oppression as the leadership of the association is set to mediate matters confronting the students in the institution.
It said: “This is not excluding the issue of alleged planned increments in school fees, ranging from N250,000 to N300,000 based on the discipline.’’
According to the statement, the alleged planned high fee increase is unjust.
It said: “The general public should remember that LAUTECH was under lock and key for two years as a result of workers’ agitation for payment of salary and incentives.
“It is therefore unfair to risk any further alteration in the university’s academic calendar as a result of this planned tuition fee hike.
“That is why we pray it does not happen.’’