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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

AAUA TUITION FEE INCREMENT: AAUAite Writes Ondo State Governor


Written by: ​Akinyele S. Oluwatosin​

Your Excellency Sir,


First and fore most, its sacrosanct I seized this golden opportunity as a means to exhibit my felicitation on behalf of all Nigerian students in AAUA, akin to the just celebrated one-year in office of yours. Nevertheless, its necessary we commend all your tremendous effort towards piloting the sunshine state to a wonderful apogee amidst her equals. It's very clear that you've done a-lot by putting new innovations and measures to place in bid to intensify the progression of the good people of Ondo State.

It's with sincere heart I write this letter as a concerned Nigerian student to solicit, tantamount to your firm decision to increase our tuition fee in AAUA. More so, it is a rumor refuted by many earlier, but no longer, as you stated your intension without equivocation during the course of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Saturday 9th, December 2017 convocation at the Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall. Aftermath, getting the rumor as a fact, the Nigerian students environment has been encircled with a tensed atmosphere while others embattled with sadness as they hold the hasty position that they won't be able to scale through, should be the case its implemented.

Without iota of prejudice, every government tends to come up with a new ideology which will distinguished it from that of the immediate one, which yours can be termed: Think A new, Act A big. Nevertheless, you will definitely have your pivotal reasons for the big decision, perhaps to generate more for the state which you have all the locus standi to do so, as the no 1 citizen of our dear state. But then your excellency sir, it will be very commendable and well-celebrated if you can consider us and temper justice with mercy regarding the increment decision giving the below points;

1) To maintain the status quo of the university. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akubgba Akoko has gotten her stunts and good ratings for so long, as one of the best state university if not the best at present in Nigeria due to the low fee being charged. The non-substantial fee being charged by the state university has brought possibility for all and sundry to access the institution. Reiterating the aforementioned point, the price has restored equality of class as both the poor and rich paid the-same amount.

2) Considering the present state of our dear nation. As a matter of fact, the state at which the Federal republic of Nigeria is, at present, is of an unbalanced-equilibrium, subsequently encircled with a stagnant recession. The cost of living in the country is very high even in the state as most of our parents barely provide us with a meal per day unlike the normal three. The tuition news have brought phobia with most students already pessimistic with the conclusion that should the fee skyrocket; then there is no hope of studying further as they won't be able to afford it Sir.

3) There would be huge rate of drop-outs if the intentions is executed Sir. Synthesizing on this critically, dropping out of higher institutions due to fee hike isn't a good idea as it will make education looks like a privilege and not right. Dropping out can definitely result to a lot of negative consequences which may be detrimental to Ondo State. For examples;

* Increase in the rate of students unwanted pregnancy.

* Increase in students turning miscreants, thugs in other word.

* Increase in theft rate.

All the aforementioned consequence of dropping out, can definitely cause unrest in our society as they will be too free unlike the deter by lectures before. I supposed Ondo State as a place of pride wouldn't be happy to embrace them so as to keep the good reputation.

4) To increase the rate at which externals patronize Ondo State university. Reminiscing 10 years (decade) ago, majority of people outside Ondo State for example; Lagos, Ogun, Edo and Kwara to mention a few claimed not to have heard any tertiary institution like Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. With the nought popularity of the university then, parents and guidance are reluctant to ensure their child or relatives enroll. After the big mitigation in tuition by the erstwhile governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the popularity became so high as the news was everywhere ​"THE LEAST CHARGING STATE UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA"​ even till now. Its empirical, till present, we now have many people outside Ondo State benefiting and spreading the goodnews as the status quo remains indefatigable.

5) Adekunle Ajasin University have succeeded in producing high intellectuals in past and present. Our Law department has been recorded one of the best in Nigeria in recent times for breeding genius that had first class and won the overall best student at the Nigeria law School. Moreover, the afore-written university has also succeeded in making impacts and creating good reputation in and outside Nigeria, upholding the State Mantra; Sunshine State which we articulated Aauaites are proud of. All the good records mentioned above were achieved through the Ondo State Government tremendous efforts, ASUU, NASU, SSANU and the entire Students co-operations and most especially the low fee being charged.

To cap it all Sir, its imperative the tuition fee is not increased so as to give us optimism and confidence that you wouldn't renege upon all your good promises which actually spurred us more, to exercise our franchise in your favour.

With this, Your Excellency Sir, Arakunrin Odunayo Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, we plead earnestly via this diplomatic means to see to our shared aspirations. We will be genuinely happy and forever grateful if positive result is granted by you sir.





* Office of the Governor, Alagbaka Akure, Ondo State.


* All media outlets.

1 comment:

  1. The writer has been able to tell the minds of Aauaites.
    Esteemed Governor. We plead.