Thursday, 7 August 2014

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 3)


...Later at night that same day Tunde,Sola and Segun went to the congress together with high expectations. The congress was filled with drama but after arguments and counter arguments,it was agreed that a massive should be held outside the campus.Tunde was very happy that it was established at the congress that stalites fee hasnt been increased,he never knew that it was the evil day that was postponed.

Later that night around 11pm,Tunde's longtime friend Niyi phoned him to enquire if the NEWS making round about increment in fee is true,Niyi got the shocker of his life when Tunde told him the new amount. Niyi was given admission to study Economics,thoug h he has a father,his father is a pensioner. Niyi also is the 4th born in a family of six.Niyi on hearing that he will pay about 85,000 Naira kept quiet over the phone for few seconds before speaking again,he said 'Tunde, if this fee no reduce, i no fit afford am o,you knw say my Dad na pensioneer,i go first go work thank God,i have my HND,i will think of furthering my Education later' without waiting for Tunde to respond, Niyi dropped the call.Tunde was hurt, and couldn't sleep,he kept on counting the ceiling till the next Morning.

Early the next day at about 8am,acting on the congressional resolutions,the OAU SU Leaders,stormed Angola(Tunde's hostel) and ordered everybody out within 30miutes, Tunde didnt have any option than to come out,if he doesn't join the struggle,he risks dropping out of Med. Rehab,after his first year. In the Mozambique hostel,ladies with different rough hairs and mismatching shoes and shirts came out in haste due to the ultimatum of 30miutes given by the SU.Just outside AngloMoz car park stood,the SU President Ibikunle Isaac with the P.A system,ready to address the students,he was about to talk when something funny happened...

The writer of this story, Oyedeji Olanrewaju is a Part 2 student of  the Department of Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University. You can reach Oyedeji through his e-mail:
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