The Student Joint Campus Committee, Osun State University, Osogbo has appealed to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Labode Popoola to remove the
N10,000 levy for late registration by students, Our Osun State Correspondent reports.
The students’ body said this through a press statement signed by its Chairman, Mr. Ohamara Victor Chinedu and the General Secretary, Yusuf Muis Oluwakayode.
According to the students, “the management of the institution closed the school portal and reopened it after much pleading, but the management added the sum of
N10, 000 as a penalty for the late registration. The students pleaded that the management of the institution should consider the country's present economic condition and reverse its decision. The economy of this nation is biting harder on our parents. The school management should consider the students.”
The statement added, “there are fresh students who had barely settled down before the portal was closed in the same month, leaving them unaware of the school system. The entire students found it difficult to believe that the management would take such decision as it was alien to us. We thereby seek the cooperation of the VC to spare
N10, 000 late registration penalty”.
The students also wrote a separate letter to the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salawu in which they urged him to intercede for them.
Meanwhile, the VC had expressed worry that the students were in the habit of not paying school fees at the appropriate time and that some of them were indebted to the university to the tune of
In a press briefing earlier, the VC said the situation of the unpaid school fees has become unbearable and that the system might collapse if drastic measures were not put in place to deter the defaulters.
He lamented that many of the students of the university were in the habit of not paying their school fees at the right time and that the institution would no longer tolerate such habit for any of its students.