Students of AAUA have expressed their dissatisfaction with the school management’s decision to make payment of school fees a requirement for voting in the ongoing 2023 SUG election. Many students have not paid their fees, and this decision has made them ineligible to vote, thus infringing on their rights as students of the institution.
The candidate contending for the post of General Secretary, Ojo Isaac PKA Apostle lamented on how the issue has brought tension to the students willing to vote but are yet to pay their tuition fees, however urge the management to look into the policy and make amends.
Some other students have also called for the management to reconsider the policy and allow those who have paid for the previous session to be eligible to vote. The issue has also caused tension amongst the supporters of the aspirants, and some students have expressed concerns that this policy will affect the credibility of the election. Some have suggested that the school management should find other ways to ensure prompt payment of fees without disenfranchising the students.
Faith Babatunde, the senator representing the Department of Performing Arts has called on the school management to use the previous session’s payment receipt as a voting criterion to make the election more credible since the election was ought to hold last semester.
During an interview with the press, Wolimike, whose real name is Fakaisi Micheal Dotun and an aspirant for the Student Union Presidency, stated that the policy has resulted in a decreased turnout of students to vote and may cause some of the aspirants to fail.
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