An increase in the cost of tuition fees has led to some Nigerian students from TASUED taking to the streets in protest.
On Monday, the students of Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, South West Nigeria took over the university premises to protest against the recent tuition fee hike for the 2023-2024 session.
The tuition for new students in education courses goes up from N76,500 to N230,000 and from N76,500 to N180,000 for returning students.
The school fees for fresh students studying pure courses were increased from N80,500 and N90,500 to N240,000, and from N80,500 and N90,500 to 190,000 for returning students.
On the streets, the students held placards and leaf stems while criticising the management team as inhumane.
The students argue that the management team failed to take into account the current situation of the country and the potential consequences of their actions.
The Students’ Union President, Akinjetan Emmanuel, said the protest aims to send a strong message to the university management.
Meanwhile, the management of the school has explained that the hike was to reflect the obvious economic situation across the country.