OOU students protest non-compliance with Assembly directive

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BY DAUD  OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA—Medical students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, yesterday, accused the management of the institution of calling the bluff of the State House of Assembly, OGHA, over its directive to OOU to stay action on the collection of the alleged extra fee from the students.

President of the Medical Students Association in the school, Yemi  Adegbesan spoke through a statement issued in Abeokuta.
The students had on February 25 stormed the OGHA to protest what they described as illegal fee extortion from the management of the university.

The Committee on Education and Petition of the Assembly at its sitting asked the school management to meet with the parents of the students, reach a conclusion and submit the report.
But the management of the university is yet to submit its report despite the ultimatum given to it.

“As a result of this, a 24hour ultimatum was given to the chairman of the Parents Teachers Forum, PTF, and the university management. We are aware that the PTF chairman has since submitted his own report while the university management is yet to submit theirs,” Adegbesan said.

The students however insisted that “the extra fee being asked by the school management is illegal and no student is expected to pay any extra tuition fee aside the six-year mandatory fee as spelt out in the books. Why is the college of medicine the only college where this illegality is being perpetrated and why is OOU the only university where this is being practised in the whole country?”

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