It is important to note that while we can’t fault the need to sustain the institutions in the state, we won’t turn our eyes away from the misappropriation of resources by managements of the various institutions and the potential harm the tuition fee increment has caused our parents.
Therefore, as the highest governing students union body in the state saddled with the mandate of protecting and defending the welfare of the students,we demand that the state government mandates the management of the respective institutions to look for another source of funding generation and not the heaving of excess burden on the citizens of the state.
WE FROWN VEHEMENTLY AT THE ATTEMPT OF THE NANS NATIONAL OFFICIALS TO TRUNCATE OUR COLLECTIVE STRUGGLE FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAINS.
While we appreciate and welcome the support of any group , willing and ready to solidarize with us in the actualization of our collective struggle on reduction of the outrageous increase in the tuition fees but we will not fail to restrict any of these groups mischievously planning to use the students for commercial purposes.
It is wrong for the NANS national leadership represented by its President Danielson Akpan who were watching from the sidelines while we started the agitation for the reduction of the tuition fees last year to come, at a time when our struggles are about to be rewarded, to act a prepared political script. It should be noted that the NANS President and his team are in the dark as far as the progress of the reduction struggle is concerned. They have once again confirmed their tag of political charlatans by their attempt to misrepresent the facts to the general public.
The NANS President who initially requested for the exclusion of the NANS JCC and the SUG Presidents and other Ondo state student leaders from the meeting where he complained of the Governor’s refusal to release funds to support his election at the last NANS national convention and his Inauguration.
He painfully left the initial plan to discuss the tuition fees increment to surprisingly request for a bus from the Governor, claiming the bus he is currently using was given to him by Abia state Governor.
This and many are the stories the NANS President is not telling the public and we frown at his attempt to turn our struggle to a fortune making avenue.
*-WE DEMAND THE DOWNWARD REVIEW OF THE FEES PAYABLE BY STUDENTS OF ONDO STATE ORIGIN.*
Like in many other state owned institutions in the country where the citizens (who are the tax payers) are given the opportunity to pay a lesser tuition fees compared with the payable fees by citizens of other states, we are demanding at least, a 30% waiver for all Ondo state students studying in all the state owned institutions in Ondo state.
We humbly implore all students studying in the affected tertiary institutions to give room for consolidation before opting for the last ‘C’ and also shun any act of violence that can truncate the existing peace in the state.
Comr. Olanrewaju Akeredolu
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ONDO STATE STUDENTS.