Students of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, OSUSTECH, have embarked on a protest march and shut down of academics activities over what they described as outrageous school fees introduced by the school’s management.
The students blocked the Okitipupa-Igbokoda highway, preventing movement of motorists within the axis with bonfires set up on the road where the school is located.
The OSUSTECH protest is coming on the heels of a similar protest embarked upon by their counterparts in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, AAUA, where the students disrupted academic activities leading to the closure of the institution.
OSUSTECH students are reportedly, calling for downward review of the school fees which is said to be between the range of N150,000 and over N200,000.
The students who insist that the “exorbitant” fee is an attempt by the state government to deprive them of getting tertiary education, aver that the present economic situation is not in tune with the government’s position.