AAUA tuition hike: Protest enters third day, grounds commercial activities in Akure

Commercial activities have been grounded in Akure, the capital of Ondo state following the continuous protest by students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) over hike in their tuition.

The protest which started on Monday morning continued this morning with market women and other mothers joining the protest.

They are demanding a total reduction in the new tuition announced by the school management last week.

Market women and other bussiness owners have locked up shops to show solidarity to the protesting students.

All roads including the Oba – Adesida road, Arakale road, Oyemekun road, Alagbaka road and other strategic routes in the state capital were barricaded by the protesting students.

It was gathered that the school management and the governing board are meeting at the school premises on the development.

The deputy governor had promised the protesting students that the governor will look into the matter in order to profer possible solutions.

The students have vowed to continue the protest until the government rescinds its decision.

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