The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan to withdraw the N32,000 charges as acceptance fee for new students.
In a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, October 25, 2018, NANS Spokesman, Adeyemi Amoo described the fee as “fraudulent extortion.”
He said that the students union body recently met with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu as part of its effort to ensure better and affordable education for Nigerian students.
The statement reads: “The president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Danielson Akpan, has urged the management of the Polytechnic of Ibadan, to “as a matter of urgency” withdraw 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.”
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