Contrary to widespread speculations among students, the authorities of Kwara State Polytechnic has denied increasing school fees of student.
According to the Deputy Registrar (Information&Publications) of the institution, Malam Moshood Amuda who spoke to our correspondent substantiated his claim with an official memo from the Office of the Bursar said that there is no truth in the speculations on school fees increment.
Students have been peddling the rumours that the Kwara State Poltechnic authorities’ had increased tuition fees arbitrarily. The students sent out a whatsapp meme within themselves
“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE “ The students accused the management of increasing tuition fees to N75,500 (seventy five thousand five hundred naira only) as against a previous fee of N32, 500 for indigenes and n38,700 for non indigenes.
In the attached memo, ND1 and stalite, returning ND2 students are to pay N52,000 while HND 1 and HND2 students are to pay N58, 500 respectively.
Also in the momo, Non Indigent ND 1 and ND 2 students are to pay N72,000 while HND1 and HND2 students are to pay N75,500.
This is a total negation from what the student earlier rumoured and publicized on social media: “ Pertaining to the issue on the ground concerning our tuition fee for the 2017/2018 academics session and we the starlight i.e. returning student is the most affected . I think we are all aware that N75,500 is what is actually seen on our individual portal instead of 32500 for indigene and 38700 for non indigene.”
“At the beginning of this issue we are thinking that maybe is systematic error but it’s quite unfortunate that for the past couple of days now the issue is still not rectified and presently the school deem it fit to released the list of the newly admitted student on that same portal that we the stalite thought is having systematic problem.”
“And secondly there is this printout that is circulating online which indicating the affirmed said amount N75,500 that is to be paid and there is one adage that says “in every rumor there is the possibility of truth”.
The students ask why such an increment lack sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians in spite of prevailing economic hardship in the country.
With the response of the Kwara State Polytechnic management, the air is cleared on the speculations passing round among students all over Nigeria and plan of possible students protest is also averted.