June 18, 2014 – OAU Students Protest Tuition Hike, Locked Up VC & Lecturers
Angry students of OAU, Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife Osun State Nigeria on Monday protested their school fees hike by locking down all the major buildings on the campus.
During the protest, the students locked down the Senate building, main entrance to the school and the computer building.
Hear what the students told reporters on Monday.
“We have locked everywhere including the senate building; computer building and we are presently blocking the school gate. We are ready for the school management; we don’t care whatever happens to them there. The VC too is around, we want them to also feel what we are going through,”
“We have instructed the Muslims among us not to go for prayer. They prayed on the main road here. We already supplied them with water for their ablution,”
OAU recently increased the charges of its newly admitted students from N37,150 and N42,150 to N 82,400, N92,700 and N95,700 (acceptance fee inclusive), depending on faculties.
The charges of old students of the institution were also increased from N5,300, N7,800, N10, 300 and N12,800 per session to N19,700, N30,700 and N33,700 for different faculties respectively.