The National Association of Nigerian Students has expressed disappointment in the management of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti. (BOUESTI) following decision to charge prospective students N100,000 as acceptance fee.
The students body via a statement by Comrade Oladimeji Uthman, the Deputy Coordinator of Southwest Zone (NANS ZONE D) noted that the management of BOUESTI has displayed high level of insensitivity at this period of global economic challenges in the country.
Uthman stressed that it is callous and unexpected for the institution to charge N100,000 as acceptance fee for prospective students.
The NANS Zone D Deputy Coordinator added, “NANS, the association saddled with the responsibility of protecting the interest and the welfare of Nigerian students home and in the diaspora is greatly disappointed in the management of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti. (BOUESTI) for displaying high level of insensitivity at this period of global economic challenges by demanding that prospective students to pay N100,000 for acceptance fees and charging outrageous fees for school fees.
“This is not only insensitive; it is callous and unexpected especially from people whose education were majorly financed by the state through scholarships and grants.
“NANS Zone D under the leadership of Comrade Kappo Olawale will not fold its arms and watch this daylight robbery of young aspiring Nigerians seeking education even when the outcome of the education is not a guarantee for an employment or better life after graduation.
“In view of this, we hereby request for immediate, sharp downward review of the acceptance fees and school fees. We will ensure we mobilize our colleagues all through the Zone to paralyze the activities of the University if the management failed to yield to our plea.
“Accept the assurances of our best regards as we expect a reversal of the fees.”