The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) South West Zone D, in a statement issued to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, stated that a 72-hour ultimatum has been given to the Governor to reopen the Ekiti State University (EKSU) or face mass action.
According to them, failure to do that would “cause the students in Ekiti State to embark on mass action.”
NANS has also demanded a reduction in school fees in all the state-owned tertiary institutions namely: EKSU, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti and College of Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.
“An acceptance fee is a fraud. We are against N50,000 and N100,000 acceptance fees in EKSU; N50,000 in College of Health Technology, Ijero and N35,000 in College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.
“Acceptance fee is against the masses. We also demand immediate resumption of academic activities in our striking institutions in Ekiti State.” NANS stated.
NANS also noted that with the recent development, it “will automatically become impossible for students to participate in the NYSC mobilisation process.”