State Varsity, Ogun Assembly On War Path

The management of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye, on Monday refused to honour the invitation of the Ogun House of Assembly over the feud between the institution and its medical students.

The OOU management was invited over the breakdown of an agreement reached with the final year medical students and their parents on additional school fees.

In wading into the matter, the House had invited the institution’s management to appear before its committee on Justice and Petition and Education to find lasting solution to the matter.

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The vice-chancellor of the institution, Saburi Adesanya, at a stakeholders meeting on March 3, was quoted as saying that the graduating medical students, who had paid the mandatory six-year school fees, should pay a “one-off” N40, 000 development levy.

The students claimed that the school had breached an agreement by directing them to pay extra tuition fees to cover the extra time they spent in school.

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The meeting with the House committee which was scheduled for noon at the Assembly complex, could not hold, due to the absence of the institution’s management.

Meanwhile, the university’s Medical Students Association had petitioned governor Ibikunle Amosun, through the office of the Chief of Staff, to intervene urgently in the matter.

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Head of corporate affairs division of the university, Niyi Oduwole, however, said that no student has been directed to pay extra tuition fees.

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