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OAU Students Block Ife-Abuja Highway to Protest Fee Hike




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Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University  (OAU) have blocked the Ife-Abuja highway to protest against the recent fee hikes university authorities recently implemented.

Passengers on the federal highway were stranded as the students also blocked all exit and entry routes linking Osun State to other states in the country, Punch reports.

The university reportedly increased the fee of newly admitted students into Clinical Sciences and Pharmacy by 267 %, Humanities/Social Sciences by 322%, and increased the fee by 253% for students admitted into Sciences.

The protesters expressed that they have negotiated with the school management to reduce the fee but they have refused to grant these requests.

We are trying our possible best to avoid confrontation, but since consultation and consolidation have failed, the whole Nigeria must hear us again as we did about three years ago. We want peace but we are not scared of crisis. We will not allow the legacy of our founding fathers to die,” said one of the protesters. 


  1. Igbeyinadun

    May 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Aluta continua

  2. Confuzzled

    May 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    This is wrong. I support their right to protest, but this should be done on the grounds of the school. Why punish the general public for the decisions of the school’s administration? Regular people going about their business are now blocked from reaching their destinations because of decisions they have no say in. Its completely wrong and the student leaders should be held responsible for this.

    • Kash

      May 21, 2014 at 3:32 am

      That’s one of best way they could attract attention. I guess some of the travelers have ward in the school, even as fresher. They need to fill the protest and join self.

    • Kash

      May 21, 2014 at 3:33 am


  3. pd

    May 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I love my alma mater but i dont support this protest.OAU students,abeg use common sense o,if ur protest is peaceful u won’t disturb innocent pple travelling.’Wisdom is profitable to direct’!

  4. StudySearch

    May 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The Federal government is unable to sustain funding of tertiary institutions, most schools have now hiked tuition fees. These being followed by students protest and lecturers strike. High time the tertiary institutions start generating revenue internally, this way they can offset the cost incurred to sustain the students.

  5. Teni

    May 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Sorry but did anyone else notice the “drag queen”?? I say that only because this clearly looks like an all MALE cast of protesters and this man in the center of the pic is dressed as a woman with a wig and all but his facial structure gave him away.. #okbye


    May 21, 2014 at 4:51 am

    They look happy…..#confusedFace

    • wise

      May 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      We are not against the increment but the percentage is too HIGH.

  7. @edDREAMZ

    May 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Keep the spirit going guys…. No gree till dey answer una abeg…

  8. wise

    May 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    We are not against the increment but the persentage is too HIGH.

  9. Kunle

    May 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Protest inside school and let the management shut down the school? It’s easy to guess that those who are saying that do not know how things work in OAU. Go and inquire about what happened in 2011. I totally support this mode of protesting. This way, they can call attention to the issue at hand while depriving the school management of any excuse to close the school down and proscribe the Student Union Government yet again.


    May 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Na wa o. If Federal univ could just think abt such huge increement, then what should be d faith of state univs. students?

  11. senatormao

    May 22, 2014 at 6:51 am

    great oaites, I tink it is no more news that the best voice our prefer is that of aluta so in this regard;give it to them.

  12. oyekunle Olayemi kafayat

    May 23, 2014 at 6:18 am

    can someboby tell me how much they are paying presently for pharmacy

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