The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ekiti axis has negate the decision taking by the management of College of Health, Science and Technology (COHESTI), Ijero.
Recall that our correspondent reported that over 100 students were severely affected in the unfortunate incidence of May 27, 2021 in which the management fumigated the while the students were writing their examinations.
The NANS Chairman of the state, Comrade Olarewaju Olamide Felix thereby tagged the reparation fee as a means to extort the students populace and he advised students not to pay the fee.
Read the full press release:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS
JOINT CAMPUS COMMITEE, EKITI AXIS
COHESTI SAGA: WE CONDEMN IN TOTALITY REPARATION FEES IMPOSED BY THE MANAGEMENT OF COLLEGE OF HEALTH, SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, IJERO.
Our attention have been drawn to the decision of the management to impose a reparation fee on the students of the College of Health, Science and Technology, IJERO Ekiti.
Recall that an unfortunate incidence of May 27, 2021 led to the closure of the College of Health, Science and Technology IJERO by NANS EKITI over the unprofessional attitude of the management of the institution that endangered the lives of the students of the College.
The reparation fees according to the management became necessary after the last ugly incidence which almost claimed the lives of innocent students of the College due to lackadaisical attitudes displayed by the management of the College in approving the fumigation of the institution while examination was ongoing.
It is sardonic, displeasing and regrettable that those that are trusted with impactation of medical knowledge into student to save lives has over time turn themselves to major prey, and thus can not be trusted with the health of the student under them.
We are not unaware of various efforts being put in place to ensure the reparation fees is being reveiwed and canceled particularly by the SUG president which were turned down by the management.
It is not only surprising, it is also inhumane that the management of COHESTI insists stylishly on extorting our students via reparation fees as it has become the habits of managements of our various institutions to impose damage fees on us after shows of displeasure by students and as a matter of fact there must be an end to such buffoonery of the managements of our institutions.
However, as the apex student Association in Ekiti state who is highly committed and concerned with the welfarism of Ekiti students, we wish to expressly condemn in totality the extortion of our members and the displeasing attitude of the management.
In line with the above, we demand immediate reversal of the reparation fees imposed on students of the College of Health, Science and Technology, IJERO Ekiti within the next three days.
The management already proved to be insistent on this extortion, it should be noted that a further display of obstinacy by the management will attract the management witnessing further actions beyond paper and pen from our Association.
On this note, students are advised NOT to pay the supposed reparation fee as it is a means of extortion.
A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Yours in Students’ Service,
OLAREWAJU, Olamide Felix- Skul-Fada,
National Association of Nigerian Students.