Ondo State College of Science and Expertise (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, has been shut down indefinitely following college students’ protest over hike in tuition.
The scholars, had, on April 30, been requested to vacate the establishment’s premises and resume on Might 20.
Establishment’s Registrar, Felix Akinusi advised the Information Company of Nigeria, yesterday in Okitipupa that the establishment’s Senate had resolved to close it indefinitely.
Akinusi mentioned the choice was to protect towards breakdown of legislation and order.
The scholars protested when the administration insisted that they need to proceed to pay the brand new tuition which ranges from N150,000 to N200,000 per session, relying on a pupil’s state of origin.
The tutoring was lower than N100,000 earlier than the administration elevated it final educational session, agreeing with the scholars that it could be decreased the next session.
The registrar mentioned the college authorities had been nonetheless assembly with the stakeholders over the rise in tuition as a way to attain a ‘conclusive finish’ on the matter.
He, nevertheless, mentioned some college students, particularly these in 200 Stage, had agreed to proceed with the brand new payment however later rescinded the choice and took to protest reasonably than dialogue.
“The Senate of the establishment has resolved to close the establishment indefinitely as the scholars have vowed to proceed their protest.
“The Senate reached this resolution to protect towards breakdown of legislation and order by college students as assembly with stakeholders over the matter is ongoing.
“The scholars agreed to pay the schooling after they resumed newly however they later deserted the settlement for protest.
“The brand new date of resumption will probably be communicated to them after we now have resolved the matter,” Akinusi mentioned.
In the meantime, the Adekunle Ajasin College Akungba Akoko (AAUA), has additionally been shut indefinitely over hike in tuition.