One injured as Ondo State students protest tuition hike from N25,000 to N180,000

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Scores of aggrieved students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko ( AAUA ), Ondo State, today marched on major streets of Akure, the state capital to protest the sudden hike in their tuition.

The students condemned the sudden hike in their tuition from N25,000 to N180,000/N200,000. They accused the State Government of being callous alleging that the action of the government was against the economic realities in the state.

It was gathered that the new tuition were varied from one department to another. According to a source, the students in departments such as Educational Management and Guidance and Counselling will pay N120,0000, while students in the Accounting, Economics and Law will pay N150,000. The students in the faculty of science will be paying N180,000 as the new school fees.

The protesters were joined by the leadership of the National Association of Ondo State Students and the National Association of Nigeria Students.

They gathered at the popular Oba Adesida road at 8.30am for the protest while business activities were paralysed in the area for several hours.

They were however dispersed by the anti-riot policemen, leaving some of them injured.

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