The National Association of University Students, Osun State Campus monitoring committee (NAUS), has called on president Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take measures that can address the astronomical increase of School fees in various tertiary institutions across the country .
The Student lamented on the recent increase of School fees of Federal universities especially Obafemi Awolowo University OAU by the school management adding such will throw away many Nigerian youths out of school.
Addressing journalists at a press conference held at the Correspondent Chapel in osogbo, the president of NAUS, Comrade Popoola Olayinka and the Secretary, Comrade Akinleye Okiji and other executives hinted that education is a right of of every citizens and never a privilege, saying every serious government must prioritise education and make it affordable for citizenry.
Olayinka who said the association in conjunction with OAU student Union have given the management of the institution 5 days ultimatum to reverse the fees increase hinted that failure to yield to their demands will consequently lead to mass action .
He said they have called for the closure of student payment portal and total suspension of any payment into the accounts of OAU until all demands are met .
While condemning communal in Osun communities and recent killings in Ilesha , the students urged the security agencies to rise up to the occasions and ensure those behind ugly incident are brought to justice just as they called on the state government to address and resolved all communal crises among Osun communities .
On the subsidy palliative, he urged the federal and state Governments to further roll out measure to cushion the effect as many Nigerians are facing serious challenges especially food and transportation.
The students’ leaders who were on the opinion that government cannot singled handedly found education suggested many ways in which schools should source funds to assist in funding education in Nigeria.
Some of the ways according to the students are Agriculture, hydro electricity supply to university communities among others.