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The fifty percent tuition slash offered as a compromise by the Ondo state government to returning students of the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko has met a brick wall.

The student representative body, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Saturday rejected the slash, saying it makes no difference.

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The body’s position was stated by its national public relations officer, Idowu Odebunmi, during an interview with NAN.

He argued that the slash has no effect on a tuition fee that was increased by as much as 500 percent.

With this, the price slash still means students would still pay 200 percent increase in their tuition fees, he pointed out.

He said the tuition increment is unfair as it comes at a time of dire economic straits for most Nigerians.

The school authorities had announced fee increment with students who were paying between N25,000 and N30,000 asked to pay between N120,000 and N200,000 depending on faculties.

The students had immediately protested this, leading to a parley between the state government and AAUA representatives on April 12. It was at this meeting that the 50 percent slash was proffered.