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Ogun State University Students Continue Protest Against Amosun’s Tuition Hike

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state

The protest embarked upon by the students of Ogun State University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, against hike in their school fees continued early today as some of them besieged the Oke Mosan, Abeokuta suburb Governor’s office, demanding slash in the school’s tuition.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state

The students under the leadership of the institution Students’ Union Government, Olusegun Ifede, started the protest on Thursday protesting the new fee, which ranged between over N50,000 and N250,000 depending on faculties and departments, for indigenous students, announced by the Ogun State Government.

However, the students have rejected the fees, vowing that they would sustain the protest until Governor Ibikunle Amosun directed further reduction to the tuition.

The protesting students who occupied the Presidential boulevard which leads to the Governor’s office, went on rampage as one of the state owned mass transit buses was hijacked by them.

The situation resulted to heavy traffic on the axis. They were later dispersed by special detachment of the Police, who also occupied the scene and surroundings to ensure the protest did not turn violent.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Ikemefuna Okoye, later arrived the scene and addressed the students, urging them to be peaceful while the protest lasted.



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