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LAUTECH Students’ Union threaten to sue school over fees spike

The Students’ Union of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has threatened to sue the institution over the recent tuition fees spike announced by the management of the school.

The students of the troubled school, jointly owned by Oyo State and Osun State, are now to pay between N200 thousand and N300 depending on their faculties, a big jump from around N65 thousand tuition fees regime.

The school said the spike, now condemned by the SU and a student-based anti-neoliberalism movement, was in response to the ‘financial realities’ it faces.

However, in an effort targeted at ensuring the new fees regimes does not take effect, the SU now threatens legal action against the university over the spike.

This was contained in a statement signed by the SU President, Abiodun Oluwaseun and obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.

“We will not stand by and watch while we are made to pay more and more for things that should be ours by right,” said Mr Oluwaseun. “We surely shall fight with our entire arsenal, any of attempt to commercialize education.”

“We will take legal actions against such injustice, we deserve a 21st-century funding.”

The threat of legal action is coming after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the University merely concluded a 3-day fasting and prayer session with the current situation of the school being at the centre of their supplications.

Meanwhile, the school on Wednesday announced expulsion of four students, including a son of the former secretary to Osun State Government, Moshood Adeoti, over post-SU election violence.

Eight others were suspended.

The following are the names and details of the affected 12 students contained in an official release by the school on Wednesday.

S/N NAME Matric No. Department Sanction
1 OLALEKAN Ismail 123735 Computer Science and Engineering Indefinite suspension
2 AMOO Akeem 133167 Transport Management Suspension for four (4) Semesters
3 AZEEZ Ayobami Usman 147404 Biochemistry Indefinite suspension
4 ADEOTI AbdulAfeez Olatunbosun 122660 Civil Engineering Expulsion

AKINLOYE Oluwatimileyin

123084 Pure and Applied Physics Expulsion
6 EZE Raymond Ndubisi 130915 Management and Accounting Expulsion
7 DAUDA Sodiq 130158 Chemical Engineering Expulsion
8 OLUWOLE Opeyemi Isreal 120379 Pure and Applied Chemistry Suspension for six (6) Semesters
9 BANKOLE Oluwaseyi 122621 Pure and Applied Physics Suspension for six (6) Semesters
10 ABIOYE Aderemi Joseph 122455 Anatomy Suspension for six (6) Semesters
11 ATOYEBI Adeniran Remi 124511 Pure and Applied Mathematics Suspension for four (4) Semesters
12 ADEWALE Sulaiman Adeniyi 120593 Anatomy Suspension for six (6) Semesters

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