The National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) has appealed to the managent of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic to extend the deadline placed on payment of school fees for the students.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by NAOSS’ Global President, Comrade Ayoade Kikiowo on Monday in Akure.
The management of the school had released a memorandum that students who are yet to pay their school fees by Nov.23 will be disallowed from participating in the forthcoming examination.
“We would like to state that the Association has discussed with the Rector of the institution who explained that the fees are important to manage the institution.
“While we agree to this, we pleaded with the management to extend the deadline which had earlier been set for 23rd November, 2020. The deadline allows students only a week to sort out this payment.
“Stemming from the economic outlook of the country and the effect of the pandemic, the one-week ultimatum is inadequate for many of the students to salvage the situation.
“We appealed to the management to extend the time given for the sake of everything we have lost as a country. Missing examination should not add to the many problems that came with 2020.
“We believe that the management is currently looking into our pleas and expect a favourable response from them.
“We also indulged the management to look into the increment of the Certification fee, as it rose from N5,000 to N20,000,” the statement read in parts
The association noted that increment of the certification at a time like this was unfair to the students,saying,”The Institution should not make education a struggle for the children of the masses and perhaps look for other means of generating IGR.”
The association later appealed to students that could afford the fee to pay up promptly to aid the management’s