The attention of the leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Southwest was called to the strange #2,000 on returning students of Tai Solarin University of Education portal. The fee was tagged TISHIP medical fee.
According to information at our disposal, TASUED authority did not deem it fit to duly carry along the students representatives on how the TISHIP medical fee was arrived at which led the students of the institution to protest peacefully at the early hour of today as a means of registering their displeasure.
It is still on record that TASUED recently increased their fresh students acceptance fee from #50,000 to #60,000 which made it the third increments of acceptance in four years and this led to engagement of the school authority by NANS Southwest leadership where an unwritten agreement was reached that there won’t be further increment in any fee and no new fee will be introduced any time soon.
Receiving the news of the new and fee without justification on students portal when the authority are supposed to focus on students welfarism has proven to us beyond reasonably doubt that TASUED as an institution under Prof Banjo led administration has priotized extorting Nigerian students more than any other thing.
It should also be noted that TASUEDITES are unconsciously paying two different medical fees already without receiving sound medical assistance in return.
It is still on record that graduates of TASUED are still paying reparation fee for the damages caused by protesting students in 2014 whereas the graduates paying this baseless fee are yet to be admitted when the damages took place.
In addition, this is obviously a trying time when student are still trying to sort out issues with their landlords and agents as regards the payment of the rent they never enjoyed during the COVID 19 break, a very serious situation that the SA to students had to interfere, amidst that, some other illegal internal payments which was said to have been stopped recently by the student union, also, shall we not ignore that students are still striving to pay new tuition, yet, the Management is adding another fee seeming as they care not, thereby frustrating the student all round well being.
As an association, we are using this medium to issue 48 working hours ultimatum to TASUED authority to reverse the payment of #2,000 or face the full wrath of Nigerian students.
Furthermore, we are using this medium to charge the Ogun Governor, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun to appoint a considerate and qualified personality as the Vice Chancellor of TASUED within a short period of time because Prof. Banjo as an acting Vice Chancellor who poses to lack charismatic leadership style has enacted two different anti students policies under four months of his appointment, and when approached by his students on this issue, he tied it down to not been paid salary for months, really? Are the students to suffer for this? While other institutions like Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and other managements of institutions in the gateway state are ensuring that no crises occur between students and hostel owners in their various institutions.
We are coming fiercely if the needful action fails in the next 48 working hours.
AKINWUNMI AKEEM AKINSHOLA
NANS, SOUTHWEST DEPUTY COORDINATOR
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