Students of Oladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso came out in their numbers to protest the recent hike in school fees and what they term as the victimization of some students union leaders of the institution who were recently suspend or expelled from the institution.
The students according to reports mobilized themselves from their various halls of residence to converge at the school’s main gate, thereby paralyzing vehicular and human traffic.
The protest is said to have been led by the leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, in conjunction with National Liberty Vanguard , NLV, NAUS and other student union affilate. The students were said to be expressing their bitterness over the recent bike in school fees and purported victimization of some of their leaders.
Workers, students and other parties who had business in the school are being prevented from gaining access into the institution even as examinations are expected to commence today.
The demonstrating students are demanding the immediate reinstatement of the alleged ‘victimized’ students and a downward review of the tuition fees recently increased.
The school authorities had last week suspended and expelled 13 students that included a son of former secretary to the state government of Osun, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.
Sunrisebulletin.com gathered that the students want the institution to allow their suspend colleagues to write their final year exams, more so the matter is still pending in court, emphasizing their surprise on why LAUTCH is already melting out punishment to the students when the court is yet to make pronoucement.
Efforts to get reaction from the school management were unsuccessful.