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Published On: Mon, Dec 29th, 2014

Tuition fees: OAU students threaten to oppose Jonathan’s re-election

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From Tope Musowo, Ado-Ekiti

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, have appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill the promise he made to them on  reduction in the fees charged by the management of the university or be ready to lose the February 2015 presidential election.

The  Student Union President, Mr. Isaac Ibikunle  and the Secretary, Mr. Oludare, Bamidele, said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday.

The president had held a brief meeting with the student union leaders, when he visited the OAU to attend a political meeting organised by some Yoruba leaders on the campus.

Ibikunle had told reporters that the President promised to act fast on the demands of the students for reduction in the fees charged by the management  of the university.

He also said that exorbitant fees being charged by higher institutions was making many students from poor background drop out of school against their wishes.

The student stated that crime would continue to be on the increase if education, which was the only sure way to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, was priced out of the reach of the poor students.

“OAU students and the entire students all over the country would work against the president if he failed to fulfill the promise he made to them on their fees and other matters relating to the education sector”, he further stated.

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