…Students are afraid to protest because of rustication
Students of Babcock University, Ilisha Remo, Ogun state, took to the social media to air their grievances after the school administration recently announced an increment in their tuition fees which is expected to take effect from the next school academic session.
In the new increment released by the school administration, medical students are to pay a tuition fee of N3 million, Law, N2 million, Accounting, N1.5 million, Nursing N1 million and other courses, N860,000.
Out of fear for being suspended if they protest in person, the students took to the internet to let off the steam.
One of the students said, “I am a student of Babcock University (Mass Communication) I am going to 200 level next semester and my school fees amounts to N747,300 as opposed to N584,000".
“Babcock university is not a university, it is a family business. We have the VC’s wife as the Director of ventures, VC’s brother is Director of Transport…so what are we saying? Last semester, 10 tear rubber Prado jeeps were bought for some of the staff. With whose money?’" She asked rhetorically.
Babcock University is a private-Christian Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria and claims to be a non-profit institution.