Ibadan Poly Students Crumble Over Fee Hike

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Newly admitted Higher National Diploma students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, are now in a tight spot  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 due  to their financial status.

Others who intend to pay said it is even difficult to raise the money, considering the economic  situation of most Nigerians.

According to Campus Square checks, new students paid about N52,000 last session, while new students  this  time will pay N60,550 excluding N16,500 for  hostel accommodation. These fees must be paid by  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 shelter  to pay before the deadline.

The school authorities claimed that the increment was to enable them raise funds to finance some of  the developmental projects of the institution.

They added that the projects will spread across all the three campuses of the institution: Eruwa, Saki  and Ibadan.

—Bukola Lawal