Monday, 11 August 2014

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 8)

Who is there? Tunde asked; If na lady don't come in yet o,else we go do 'aro' for you. The person at the door refused to talk, and Segun who was eager to know the person at the door swiftly moved to the door to check. Haaaaa, Tunde oya start Aro now,na Similoluwa jare, Tunde did not say anything but on seeing Similoluwa started laughing.Don't me jare, I did not know that the stone i threw was at my own personnal person, he apologized as Similoluwa came inside.Similoluwa refused to wait for long, she left after ten minutes with Tunde.

Later in the night that same day,Tunde was in his room when the news filtered in that the negotiation between the SU and School Management was not successful. Not too long after the PRO of the Union Bamidele came and explained situations of things to Angola hall residents. We will not allow them to make education for the rich alone, its a battle we will win.Yesss!,the students shouted happily. Aluta continua! victoria ascerta!!

Not much happened after that day, as efforts were made by the SU to negotiate with the management.

When are you going home?Richard asked Tunde one week later.Am not going home because alot will happen in the coming weeks and i don't want to miss anything. Don't you think that the management,may have a good reason for increasing the fee, you know economy isnt good,we have more students,we need more facilities,inflation is in the country and lots of things,Richard tried to reason with Tunde. Well,i understand you,but over 300percent increment is too much,the management doesnt care about people like me,i have lost my Dad,my mum is a petty trader,i have 3 younger sisters,so i don't see things the way you see them. Well i wish you safe journey,for me am still in school, Tunde replied.

Okay,thanks am leaving tommorrow,Richard said. The  episodes that will follow episode 8,are even are events that happened  soon after resumption of freshers.

Watch out for fresh episodes!

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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