Reactions have continued to trail the new tuition fees regime of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA.
The latest is coming from the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Dr. Tunji Abayomi who sued for caution and understanding from the students.
In a statement obtained by THE PRECISION and personally signed by Dr Abayomi, he said the fees were arrived at after series of consultations.
He said, “Mr Student Union President. Members of SUG Exco. Greetings to our ever dogged and resilient Students. We finally reached a compromise that will sustain the operations of the AAUA and will, with a little sacrifice from parents make world class education possible.
“We must see the hard effort that reduced the initial high expectations of minimum N200,000 to N120,000 as an uncommon commitment to the education hopes of the students of AAUA,” he said.
The Pro-Chancellor also said the students are allowed to pay the fees in installments.
“A student who is unable to pay once, can now pay twice allowing for time of saving to make 2nd payment.
He said the students should exercise caution and understand why the management resolved to come up with the new fees regime.
“I am concerned about the action or reaction of students. We were, for emphasis, able to secure the reasonable increase solely on the assurance that having gone through extensive consultation reason will prevail.
“As Plato once noted what is needed in a battle that cannot be won is care NOT confrontation which may ultimately increase the injury.
“I think on this issue we need to detour from the norm or the old order that has brought the students little benefits. I think reflection not reaction is what we need at this time.We have worked hard to get the least arrangement.
“So what I believe is sensible is to get the cooperation of the students. If we fail to peacefully manage the least increase, things may be out of our hands, then a further increase cannot be ruled out. Great caution and rationality are greatly demanded at this time from the Students of AAUA,” Abayomi appealed.