9th February, 2011
Newly admitted Higher National Diploma students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, are now in a tight spotÂ concerning how to realise their dream of becoming graduates in the next two years.
The students are now grumbling over the hike in school fees by authorities of the institution.
Campus Square gathered that some of the new students are contemplating withdrawing from the school dueÂ to their financial status.
Others who intend to pay said it is even difficult to raise the money, considering the economicÂ situation of most Nigerians.
According to Campus Square checks, new students paid about N52,000 last session, while new studentsÂ thisÂ time will pay N60,550 excluding N16,500 forÂ hostel accommodation. These fees must be paid byÂ full-time students before they can be given course forms.
While some of the new intakes have paid the fees, majority of them are now running helter and shelterÂ to pay before the deadline.
The school authorities claimed that the increment was to enable them raise funds to finance some ofÂ the developmental projects of the institution.
They added that the projects will spread across all the three campuses of the institution: Eruwa, SakiÂ and Ibadan.