The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked the management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan to withdraw the N32, 000 acceptance charges on the newly admitted students of the institution.
A statement made available to the public by NANS Spokesman, Adeyemi Azeez Amoo, described the charges as “fraudulent extortion.”
He pointed out that the leadership of the student body had met with Minister of Education in its determined bid to ensure a better and affordable educational status for students.
According to him, one of the issues discussed at the meeting was “the regular abstract charges of acceptance fee by schools.”
The statement read “The president of NANS, Comrade Danielson Bamidele, has directed that the management of the Polytechnic of Ibadan, should as a matter of urgency withdraw totally the acceptance charges of N32,000.”
“We equally warn the polytechnic not to dare alter the status quo of the tuition fee as paid in the last session.”
“NANS cannot afford to watch education been taken away from the access of the sons and daughters of the poor.”
“Finally, any attempt to negate the above directives from the NANS national secretariat by the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan, NANS national leadership shall relocate its secretariat to Ibadan Polytechnic.”