Wednesday, 4 May 2016

OAU Staff School Resumption Greeted With Trio Protest

Teachers, parents and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Staff School have protested the non-payment of their four month salaries and the increment in the school fees of the students respectively.

Leading the teachers in the protest, the chairman of the Senior staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), OAU chapter, Ademola Oketunde has called on the university authority to look into the new school fees proposed for the students.

Also reacting to the development, a parent said the increment is too astronomical. For children of Staff, the fee was increased from N1,600 to N20,000 and for children of non-staff, it was increased from N2,500 to N20,500.

Responding to the development, the university Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju has said the decision to increase the school fees was unanimously agreed on by the Management and the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) of the school so that the school authority can meet its obligation to the teachers. He however described the protesters as a microscopic few among others who have accepted the ne fee regime.

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