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Do not truncate our efforts – TETFund boss warns tertiary institutions

College students of Tai Solarin College of Schooling (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State, have trooped out of their numbers to kick in opposition to a newly launched medical payment of N2,000 by the administration of the college, chanting, “we are saying no to pressing 2k”.

The scholars, because of their agitation, boycotted the continuing second semester examination on Friday, threatening to picket the college until their demand is met.

Talking to DAILY POST, the President of TASUED College students Union Authorities, Abdul-Azeez Soneye, defined that the N2,000 medical payment was launched on the scholars portal, unexpectedly.

Soneye insisted that the protest would proceed if the administration of the college refuses to cancel the brand new medical payment.

“This protest motion, which resulted within the cancellation of GNS221 examination earlier scheduled for Friday was because of the N2,000 medical payment cost that was launched on the scholars portal.

“The union members have since taken a stance that the payment must be cancelled,” the SUG President mentioned.

He, nevertheless, disclosed that the college administration opened a room for dialogue with the scholars, including {that a} assembly was held instantly after the protest.

“The assembly ended with each the administration and college students union members agreeing to reconvene on Thursday, 25TH of March, for additional deliberation.

“We’re resolute that the college administration would absolutely take heed to the plight of the scholars and grant this demand,” he mentioned.

In his message to college students who couldn’t sit for his or her papers on Friday, Soneye said that, “We sincerely apologise for no matter inconvenience the protest might need brought on you. We stay resolute as victory is for certain. Aluta Continua!”

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On his half, the Ogun State Chairman of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS), Damilola Simeon, blamed the Performing Vice Chancellor of TASUED, Prof. Wole Banjo, for the protest, accusing him of mountaineering charges payable by college students of the varsity.

Simeon mentioned the Performing VC, in lower than two months after his appointment, elevated the acceptance payment and promised to not enhance some other payment after NANS consultant met him on behalf of the various indigent college students in TASUED.

He advised DAILY POST that there are sequence of protests happening within the College of Schooling, saying the Performing Vice Chancellor is fond of creating anti-students insurance policies just like the introduction of the N2,000 medical payment.

“He’s been making life so insufferable for our college students over there in Ijagun along with his anti-students insurance policies. It has gotten to a stage that we will’t take it any longer. He has been operating that faculty like a household affair. From my findings, I obtained to know that no person can speak to him. He’s so adamant on his selections.

“If he refuses to reverse that payment between now and the following 72 hours, we’re going to that faculty to close it down. I actually will lead the teeming Nigerian college students to the varsity and we’re going to shut it down. They gained’t be capable of run their every day actions until the needful is completed,” Ogun NANS Chairman threatened.

In his response, the Performing Vice Chancellor, advised DAILY POST that the brand new medical payment is what the Federal Authorities accepted as Tertiary Establishment Social and Medical Insurance coverage Scheme.

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“All around the nation, it’s a rule by the Federal Authorities. We workers, we keyed into it, we’re paying each month. All around the nation, college college students are paying and that N2,000 Naira is the least of funds in all tertiary establishments in Nigeria. If not for the rise in costs of medication, we’d not have finished that, as a result of to deal with over 20,000 college students just isn’t simple. That’s the reason we determined that they need to begin paying in order that we will enhance the well being services on campus,” the Performing VC mentioned.

Whereas saying he has not been rising some other charges, Prof. Banjo defined that the acceptance payment is for college kids incoming college students.

“The acceptance payment is being paid in all universities. Ours just isn’t the one one. It’s previously N50,000 and now N60,000. Another universities are gathering N70,000, even public universities,” he added.

On the decision to the college to reverse the medical payment or have the varsity shut down, the Professor hinted that the problem had been resolved yesterday.

“We’ve already resolved that yesterday. We had a gathering and we requested the scholars to go round and see what obtains in another universities. So once they come again, we are going to resolve the problem.

“Our college students are law-abiding. They will’t try this. Even the one they did yesterday was a peaceable protest. They didn’t destroy any college property,” he advised DAILY POST in an interview.

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