The Students’ Union Government of Kwara State Polytechnic, has ordered students to halt the payment of school fees.
This is contained in a press statement jointly signed,on Thursday, by Ishola Abdulsalam SUG President, Adeyemi Ekundayo Benjamin General Secretary and Rt.Hon. Ogundeji Jamiu Babatunde SUG Speaker.
The students’ leaders noted that they found it surprising that the school management was adamant to milk non indegenes of the institution with outrageous fees.
The Press Release reads in full;
Distinguish Kwarapolites, it has come to the attention of the Students’ Union Government that the portal for the school fees payment has been reopened for both Indigene and non-indegene, this is contrary to the agreement we had with the management.
After our meeting with the management yesterday, our agreement was for the portal to be opened for only the indigene while that of the non-indigene be suspended until the proposed adjustment is effected.
It is therefore surprising that the portal was reopened for the non-indigene.
Distinguish colleagues, in Solidarity, we hereby urged the students not to pay the school fees until the union is done with her negotiation. Both the indigene and non-indigene should hold on.
We will continue our dialogue with the management until the right thing is done.
While admonishing you to stay calm as violence is not the way, we are seeking your continuous coperation in this struggle until victory is ascertain.
No one should pay SCHOOL FEES until the union says otherwise.
We apologise on behalf of the management to all the students,we are working effortlessly to make sure everyone has a considerable fee to pay at the end of the day irrespective of the level,as our priority remains delivering on our mandate.
We appreciate you for your cooperation.