BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—The management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, yesterday, said it had not asked its final year medical students to pay extra tuition because of any strike.
In a statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Mr.Niyi Oduwole in Abeokuta, the management explained that the extension of period of medical students in the clinical school due to strike in the teaching hospital by doctors and other ancillary medical personnel necessitated the request for payment by the students.
The medical students of the institution had accused the management of the institution of calling the bluff of the Ogun State House of Assembly over its directive to over stay action on the collection of the alleged extra fee from the students.
The management said: “To set the records straight, no student and including our medical students were ever directed to pay extra tuition due to any strike in the university.
“However, extension of period of study of medical students in the clinical school due to strike in the teaching hospital by doctors and other ancillary medical personnel may occur.”