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Students protest mar commercial activities in Akure over hike in fees

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        *Hail Mimiko led Government for his people oriented policies and charges

       *Chant anti govt., slogans and war songs against state govt.

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AKURE-True to the report of Daily Watch yesterday the Students of Adekunle Ajasin University in Akoko Ondo state took to the streets in unprecedented numbers to protest against the state Government increase of their fess by over 500 percent.

The Protest which paralyzed activities in the ever Busy Oba Adesida road saw the students calling for a reversal to the old fees or the sack of the APC government in the state whom they described as wicked, corrupt, greedy and insensitive to the suffering of the people of the state.

The Protesters who were chanting anti-government songs and insults on the government blocked all roads and called on the state government to immediately revert to the old fees, they also sang songs in praise of the former PDP led government led by Mimiko for his love of the people and his people oriented projects and policies which the new government that has done nothing is  increasing fees and charges on.

It would be recalled that days ago the state government upped the school fees of the Adekunle Ajasin University to as much as 500 percent thereby forcing the students who before now were paying mere 25 thousand naira  to now pay between 120 to 180 thousand naira depending on the faculty of the students.

The students who defied police tear gases and guns marched through Oba Adesida road  to Alagbaka defying the heavy and unrelenting down pour.

The protest later anchored at the Government House where the students were addressed by the state  Deputy Governor  Honorable Agboola Ajayi

The  student protest which is coming just a  few days after Pregnant women all over the state staged their own protest  over the increase in anti -natal and delivery charges by the state government seem to be creating problems for the state government which was forced by the pregnant women protest to revert to the old hospital charges.

Attempts to speak to the state government media team was not possible but  the school SUG president Ijanisu Olawale said they would not be peace until the state government revert to old fees and start involving the students body on policies that affects the students before any decision should be taken.

 

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