Students of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) in Lagos this morning went on a rampage over a sudden increase in their tuition fees for the second time in three years.

They shut down gate of the school and took to the streets to call attention to their plight.

The students said the management first hiked tuition costs in 2011 but reversed the attempt following the intervention of the Students Union, but this year re-imposed the high fees.

The students also complained about a high level of infrastructural decay due to gross neglect, citing as an example, school toilets that have been locked for six months, forcing the students to defecate in the bush.

Attempts to get the management's side of the story failed as the Provost of the college, Mr. Bashorun, shouted rashly at a Lagos-based journalist who called him on the phone this morning, refusing to answer any questions.

It would be recalled that a similar crisis broke out at the Lagos State University (LASU) recently as the management shut the registration portal against students, who said they simply could not pay the expensive fees early enough.  That institution was closed down indefinitely.

AOCOED students were still in the streets as of the time of filing this report.  The police, who usually manage such situations by shooting both bullets and teargas at the unarmed students, had also reportedly arrived on the scene.

 

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