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TASUED students protest over new medical fee, NANS gives university 72 hrs ultimatum

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

The scholars, on account of their agitation, boycotted the continued 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 price was launched on the scholars portal, impulsively.

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

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

“The union members have since taken a stance that the price needs to be cancelled,” the SUG President mentioned.

He, nonetheless, 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 certainly 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 acknowledged that, “We sincerely apologise for no matter inconvenience the protest might need brought on you. We stay resolute as victory is definite. 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 Appearing Vice Chancellor of TASUED, Prof. Wole Banjo, for the protest, accusing him of mountain climbing charges payable by college students of the varsity.

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

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

“He’s been making life so insufferable for our college students over there in Ijagun together 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 college like a household affair. From my findings, I received to know that no person can speak to him. He’s so adamant on his choices.

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

In his response, the Appearing Vice Chancellor, instructed DAILY POST that the brand new medical price is what the Federal Authorities permitted as Tertiary Establishment Social and Medical Insurance coverage Scheme.

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“Everywhere in the nation, it’s a rule by the Federal Authorities. We employees, we keyed into it, we’re paying each month. Everywhere in 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 achieved that, as a result of to care for 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 amenities on campus,” the Appearing VC mentioned.

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

“The acceptance price 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 price or have the varsity shut down, the Professor hinted that the problem had been resolved yesterday.

“We now have 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’ll resolve the problem.

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

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