Ondo state capital, Akure, was; grounded yesterday as students of the Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba, Akoro marched the street over 500 percent hike in tuition fees.

This is coming as the state house of Assembly dissociated itself from the increment of the tuition fee paid by the students.


The students union leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students NAN, and National Association of Ondo State student, NAOS, led hundreds of the students to the streets in the metropolis.

Business and commercial activities remained grounded for over six hours that the protest lasted. The student were; later dispersed by the rains.

The students marched from Oba Adesida to Alagbaka causing gridlock.

Shops and departmental stores along the Oba-Adesida Oyemekun, First Bank and Alagbaka were; hurriedly shut to avoid looting by miscreants.

Some of the market women, joined in the protest, and the governing council for the development and called for reversal forthwith.

Security operatives led by the state police commissioner, Olugbenga Adeyanju, and his Deputy had hectic time controlling the hundreds of students, who displayed various placards condemning the increment and calling the government to reverse it for peace to return to the state.

Some policemen were; injured as stones were hurled at them by the students after canisters of teargas were; shot to disperse them.

However, the institution Head, information, protocol and public relations, shola Imoru, in statement highlighted the new fees as follows;

faculties of arts and education; fresh students N150,000 returning students, N120,000; Faculties of science, Agric, social and Management sciences; fresh students N180,000 returning students N150,000.

Other include faculty of law fresh students N200,000, returning students N150,000.