IBADAN POLY FEE HIKE AND ASSAULT
Our attention has been brought to the current infamous situation in Ibadan Polytechnic arising from the outrageous hike in the school fees following recent increments in the school and acceptance fees and last session.
The information reaching us from the members of our student network in Ibadan through a signed broadcast by the current student union under the leadership of Comr. Akadiri Bayonle Seun, has it that the current controversial increment was as much as 50% and all effort to reach a bearable compromise for the students have proved abortive.
To this effect, the student union instructed all its members to suspend all payment until the issue was resolved then they embarked on a peaceful protect to express their grievances as provided for in the Nigerian constitution. To our shock, a report that reached us from a reliable source alleged that the President was slapped by the Chief Security Officer (CSO).
We believe it's very insensitive for the school management of Ibadan Polytechnic to increase the school charges by 50% considering the current economic challenges in the country. However we have at once set our teams on this case and HELP Foundation is very much interested in it. We are making consultations for legal actions if the school fails to do the needful- reverse the increment and prosecute the CSO for violating the rights and dignity of student unionism in Nigeria.
Join our hashtag campaign on social media- #helpibadanpolystudents -and together we will yet again preserve the rights of a Nigerian student to a safe and affordable education.