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The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to look into the contract dealings at Federal University of Oye-Ekiti and other financial related matters happening in the institution.
The students body said this in press statement issued against the hike in tuition fee of the students of the University, describing it as a tactics by some ‘greedy’ persons to send students out of school with ‘unrealistic’ fees.
The students said this in a statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer, Azeez Adeyemi and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Adeyemi added, “we know that it will only cost one to wait for the reaction of a beast in human flesh to discover it no matter how highly place such person could be, that is why we didn’t receive the reaction of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Shoremekun in shock.
“Despite the recent mishap which befall the students of the institution the only development that could come up from the management of the school to pacify them is to increase tuition almost immediately for no just reason? Then Prof Shoremekun must be examined and checked.
“When we received this news as students leaders and an association who is still mourning it’s students, we released a statement telling the school management that such act should be suspended, at least the increment isn’t generic to all federal schools in the country.
“We sought that suspension for the national leadership of NANS to engage the Hon minister for education on the need for such increment as a stakeholder in the education sector. Only for us to receive the reaction of the supposed Professor saying we can’t teach him how to run FUOYE even when the school remains government owned and not his personal property.
“The Vice Chancellor who spoke through an unprofessional Public Relations Officer of the university, Godfrey Bakji, further confirm the increase in the tuition fee even in this harsh time of the economy.
“Through this same spokesman of the institution, the VC claimed that we can’t substantiate our claims on his misappropriations, but we want him to calm his nerves and wait for the probe panel before which we would present documents and before which contractors will as well be mandated to appear before .
“To the VC, Even if you won’t support the President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption ,you should not as well inconvenient the children of the poor and our own members.
“Once again, we call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to look into the contract dealings of FUOYE and other financial related matters before the ‘GREEDY’ edges our students out of school with an unrealistic fees.”