The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),
Student Union Government (SUG)
President, Mr Omotoyo Akande, has called
on the President-elect, General Mohamadu
Buhari (rtd) to reverse the school fees hikes
in tertiary institutions in the country.
Akande, who made the call in Osogbo, said
the new administration should ensure
proper funding of the education sector.
“These new executive has the mission to
establish a good relationship with the
media, not to gain popularity but to
publicize our position on national issues
and issues affecting the students in the
institution,” Akande said.
He said the in-coming federal
administration should embark on policies
that would change the old policies on
education from 1999 to date, saying “this is
a litmus test for the new administration”.
According to him, the university authorities
have consistently been increasing school
fees, thereby making life unbearable for
students and parents.
The student president said funding of
education should be given priority over
other sectors, describing it as the bedrock of
development of the country.
He called on the president-elect to address
immediately the issue of graduate
unemployment in the country and make
use of abundant human and natural
resources wasting away in the country for
its economic growth. (NAN)