The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has said it will not allow the management of Osun State University to rusticate 4,410 students who are owing school fees.
The school’s management had threatened to expel the students, most of whom were accused of diverting their school fees for other purposes.
To this effect, the management had vowed to revoke the admission of the affected students if they failed to pay their school fees on or before Tuesday, February 28.
Reacting on the deadline day, Afolabi Aguda, national vice president of NANS, said the threat to rusticate the students was not acceptable considering the current economic situation in the country.
Afolabi said that NANS would seek dialogue with the management of UNIOSUN on the best way to handle the situation instead of rusticating the students.
The NANS VP criticised the recent shooting of two students of the university by policemen over an allegation of internet fraud.
Afolabi said that many similar incidents occur in many campuses across the country.
“In democratic setting, police should comply with the law and respect human rights. If the killings, harassment and extortion by police persist, Nigerian students would storm the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in a massive protest and occupy that office,” he said.
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