Some students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Monday, October 17, at about 6:30 am, shut down the school in protest against the increase of tuition fees by the management.
The protesting students accused the school management of extortion through what they termed illegal fees and carried placards with various inscriptions to air their grievances such as,
‘We no be rich kids, na why we come MAPOLY’,
‘#Say No To Unreasonable Increment Now!!!,’
‘Say no to extortion,’ ‘Bring back our 60/40% what is new on the portal’,
The protest disrupted the ongoing second-semester examination, as some students who were scheduled for an exam that morning couldn’t gain access into the polytechnic as the institution’s gate was locked.
The protest also prevented lecturers and other staff of the institution from gaining entrance to the school premises.
The Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Ogun State chapter, Damilola Simeon, while speaking on behalf of the students, accused the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, of milking the students through school fee increments and introduction of exorbitant charges. He further demanded the immediate reversal of all increased fees.
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