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.