The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Oyo State on Wednesday has appealed to the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to reverse the ‘No Fees No Exam’ policy it recently adopted.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the students’ association made the appeal in Ibadan on Wednesday in a statement signed by its chairman, Olujuwon Asubiojo.
The chairman urged the university management to show compassion and accommodate students who were yet to pay their school fees ahead of the first semester examination which is to start next Monday.
Asubiojo said the policy would affect at least nine thousand students of the university which won’t be fair.
“Over 2,000 of these 9,000 students are final year students who have overstayed in school already due to the incessant industrial actions of staff unions that left the institution shut for over thirteen months in the past.
“In a similar vein and considering the economic realities of the country, it will be unsafe to apply such measures.
“Therefore, preventing these final year students will sadly secure them an automatic extra year and of course other students, an undue overstay on campus,” he stated.
Asubiojo also appealed to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Michael Ologunde, to show compassion for the sake of indigent and final year students.
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