The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, to with immediate effect; withdraw the N32, 000 acceptance charges for the newly admitted students of the institution.
NANS Spokesman, Adeyemi Azeez Amoo, in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday described the charge as “fraudulent extortion”.
He pointed out that the leadership of the students body had met with Minister of Education in its bid to ensure a better and affordable educational status for students.
According to him, one of the issues discussed at the meeting was “the regular abstract charges of acceptance fee by schools.”
The statement read, “The President of NANS, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan, has directed that the management of the Polytechnic of Ibadan, should as a matter of urgency withdraw totally the acceptance charges of N32,000.”
“We equally warn the polytechnic not to dare alter the status quo of the tuition fee as paid in the last session.”
“NANS can not afford to watch education been taken away from the access of the sons and daughters of the poor.”
“Finally, any attempt to negate the above directives from the NANS national secretariat by the management of the polytechnic Ibadan, NANS national leadership shall relocate its secretariat to Ibadan Polytechnic.”
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