Students protest as TASUED increases tuition fee to N240,000


Students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in the Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State have protested sudden increment in their school fees by the school authorities.

They lamented that the fees payable by students per semester had been hiked from N65,000 to N240,000.

NAIJASSADOR learnt that the returning students who were expecting to pay N65,000 will now pay N180,000, while fresh students are to pay N240,000 aside other fees.

Reacting to the development, Students Union Government (SUG), led other students to stage a protest to express their displeasure over the new fees.

The SUG President, Hammed Akinjetan, in a statement, said it is the duty of the union to advocate for the interest of the student body.

“We firmly believe that this fee increment is unjust and places an unnecessary burden on students,” he said.

The statement, which was also signed by the Public Relations Officer, Olawale Olanrewaju, added that, “We will engage in communication with the university administration to express our concerns and negotiate for a fair and affordable education.

“In the meantime, we encourage each and every one of you to stand together and say No to this fee increment. We must unite as a strong and collective voice to make our concerns heard.”

Confirming the protest, the institution’s Registrar, Dapo Oke, said that the protest was peaceful.

“We had a peaceful students’ protest.

They have brought their grievances to the university management and we have received their grievances.

“We have asked them to channel their complaints through the appropriate channel, that is through their union leaders.

We are going to invite them for necessary consultation.

“In the entire SOUTHWEST, which state university is charging as low as N100,000?

We have been collecting N65,000, when some secondary school children pay N100,000 per term and there are three terms in a year.

But our university students are paying as low as N65,000 for a whole year.

Is that enough to buy laboratory equipment, to pay staff salaries or to run on diesel 24 hours?

” These are issues that necessitated the increase, and before we made the increase, we have discussed with the STUDENT’S Union Government, we’ve made them realise it, but definitely they would still make their complaints.

We will listen to their COMPLAINTS; we will inform government.

At the end of the day, we will come to a conclusion.

“So, we have to charge economic fees.

What we have charged is the barest minimum in reality with the existing market forces,” he emphasised.