Students of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin have rejected school fee increment for fresh and returning students by the management of the institution for the 2017/18 academic session.
The aggrieved students described the tuition increment as an act of wickedness and called on the State government and management of the polytechnic to immediately reverse its decision on the newly introduced school fees.
The students, who went on social media to register their grievances against the new development have threatened to stage a protest if the management fails to accede to their demand.
Under the new fee regime released by the polytechnic management for the 2017/18 academic session, ND 1 fulltime students, who are indigenes of Kwara are to pay N62, 700 each, which is against the N52, 500 that was charged last session.
Approved school fees for 2017/18 session
For non-indigene ND 1 students, they are to pay a whooping N84, 200 as against the N72, 500 charged for the 2016/17 session. Additionally, the new students are also expected to pay acceptance fees of N5, 000 for indigenes and N7, 500 for non-indigenes.
Returning ND II fulltime students are to pay N52, 000 (indigenes) and N72, 000 for non-indigenes. For last session, ND II fulltime students (indigenes) paid N29, 500 while their non-indigene counterparts paid N32, 090.
The new approved school fees for HND 1 indigenous fulltime students is N69, 200 as against the N59, 000 that was charged last session and for the non-indigenes, they are to pay N89, 700 as against N76, 000 paid last year. The students are also expected to N5, 000 and N7, 500 as acceptance fee respectively.
For HND II fulltime students, indigenes are to pay N58, 500 and non-indigenes will pay N75, 500. This is against the N32, 700 and N35, 900 they respectively paid last session.