Campaign against Acceptance-fee and other frivolous fees in Nigeria. #FeesMustFall

Campaign against Acceptance-fee and other frivolous fees in Nigeria. #FeesMustFall

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Why should students and parents pay money to 'accept' Admission after meeting all requirements?

The Alliance of Nigerian Students against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA) has declared the acceptance fees charged by institutions across the country as illegal and commenced a campaign against it.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 and signed by Oseriemen Patrick Benjamin (Sankara), National Secretary; Sodunola Obafemi, National P.R.O. and Adeyeye 'Femi, National Coordinator.

The organisation specifically cited what it referred to as “frivolous increment in acceptance fees at Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye and the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, among others.

The Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA) again seizes this revolutionary moment in the history of Nigeria to keep students, workers and the members of public abreast of its plans for massive fights and campaigns against all anti-student, anti-worker and anti-poor policies of the Nigerian government.

We are reasserting our resolve to fight neo-liberal policies of University administrations in various higher institutions, stemming particularly from the poorest funding of the education sector with the ridiculously terrible seven per cent budgetary allocation to over 2,000 schools, resulting to highest level of deterioration, degradation and vulnerability.

It is important to alert members of the public that ANSA strongly condemns the illegal collection of acceptance fees from students after admissions. We find it very irrational for Nigerian students who after seeking admission and meeting the requirements, have to pay heavily to 'accept' the admission when offered.

Instead of extorting poor parents, the Government should fund Education properly.