Students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Osun State University (UNIOSUN) in Ikire have commended the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who is also Visitor to the university for giving approval for the re-opening of the Ikire Campus of the institution.
The students in a statement in Osogbo expressed appreciation to Aregbesola for the reopening the campus after about four months of closure.
It would be recalled that the students of the Ikire campus of the university embarked on protests over the death of one of their colleagues in addition to an academic staff who died in a motor accident along Ila-Orangun road during excursion to Akinyungba Waterfall.
The statement was signed by Adepoju Siji Samson and Abubakar Abdul-Basit and titled, ‘Appreciation and Appeal for Reduction of N30,000 Reparation Fee’.
The statement reads in part: “Though lately, Aregbesola has heeded to our outcries and restored our hope and passion for his leadership. Because of this, we appreciate his magnanimity, and thank Mr. Governor.
“But, we are seriously worried. As contained in the approval, we have to pay N30,000 reparation fee before we could resume, a condition that is undeniably worrisome considering the economic reality at this moment.
“Therefore, we implore Mr. Governor to rely more on his magnanimity and bail us out by reducing the fee.
“It is important to stress that we have agreed to pay reparation fee but affordability is key.
“Thus, our worries hinged on the fact that this time is hard and many of our parents eat from hand to mouth. More so, tens of innocent students are feeding themselves in pursuance of better tomorrow.
“This is our solemn demand. However, we pray the concerned authority to allow us write our examinations unconditionally and give us time to fulfil all righteousness.”