Students of Kogi State University are not happy with the newly introduced fee regime by the management of the institution.
Kogi State University (KSU) in Ayingba has just resumed session but students are not happy with the fee regime introduced by the management.
They describe it as anti-student. Some of them, who spoke to CAMPUSLIFE, said the new fee was not in the interest of students.
A 300-Level student, who did not want his name in print, said management disappointed students with the increment, saying: “I think it is not a wise thing for the authorities to increase the fees at this period because things are not easy for us.”
He urged the management to be considerate.
A fresher said the management was ripping off students through “double charge” for one item.
“I don’t know why this people decided to increase the fees at this critical time. I was told that the fees that fresh students used to pay was N35, 500. I don’t know how it became N57,500 for those of us that are indigenes. We are also paying departmental fees and association fees even after they have been included in the school’s fees.”
However, a student, James Yusuf, said the fee increment was in order, noting the new fee was affordable compare to the fees being charged in Southwest universities.
He said: “Look my brother, the increment is considerate enough, owing to the fact that if you look at it, other institutions are collecting even higher fees. Other universities collect as high as one hundred thousand and above, even for their students. Consider the Lagos State University, for instance and others in the West.”
While some kicked against the fee increment, others commended the school for the upward review of fees, saying its in line with realities of the 21st century education.
It was gathered that the Students’ Union Government (SUG) met with the school’s Visitor, Governor Idris Wada, following rumour that there would be fee hike, but the government said it was untrue. (The Nation)