After the appeal of the student leaders of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, the management of the University, has reduced the reparation fee from N20,000 to N10,000.
Recall that the management ordered students to pay a sum of N20,000 as reparation fee for the damages incurred from a protest held
AAUA Insider earlier reported that student leaders under the leadership of Comrade Ogunsanmi, met with members of the university management to appeal for the reduction of reparation fee and review of the university’s position on payment of tuition fee as students are preparing to return to campus.
In a meeting rescheduled by the management and held earlier today, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige conveyed the decisions of the management after considering the appeals of the students’ union leaders.
A statement from the students’ union leaders read in part: “1. The reparation fee earlier pegged to the tune of #20, 000 per student has now been reduced to #10,000. However, physically impaired students will be exempted from paying the reparation fee.
“2. Against the earlier decision of the management that all students must pay their tuition fee upto current session before they can be eligible to sit for examination, after a very long appeal by the Students’ union, the university management agreed that only students who have paid upto last session would be allowed to sit for the examinations. For instance, a 400 level Student must have cleared their tuition upto 300 Level.
“However, the university management strongly warned that such violent protest and deliberate destruction of the university facilities should never repeat itself again. As such, the Vice Chancellor directed the Students’ Union Executives to appeal to the students to work together positively for the benefit of the university.”
Agbelusi Samuel is a campus journalist, writer, red carpet host, political and sport analyst. A political science student that covers news and politics beats for AAUA INSIDER.