A student of Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo state has written an emotional open letter to the school as he drops out due to increment in school fees, which he could not afford.
We gathered that the student, who is already in his 4th year had to quit as his parents cannot even afford the new school fee. Of which he had even been paying by himself since he gained admission into the school.
The school reportedly increased the school fee from N30,000 to N180,000.
Read his letter below:
*EXISTENCE turned EXTINCTION!!!*
Dean students affairs,
Dean faculty of Agriculture,
H.O.D Agricultural Economics & Extension.
Adekunle Ajasin University
It is lamentably pitiable that I’m writing this with tears in my eyes and with a sorrow-filled mind.
I Eniolorunopa_Collins a 400l student of Agricultural Extension, hereby write to inform you that I’m done with education at this stage the school fee has gone outrageous.
Let me quickly hark back to how I do pay for the fee then, My father(a retired civil servant) & My mother(on and off trader) has paid for my school fee just once ever since I’ve started schooling. My sister and I struggled to pay twice and now that I’m almost done schooling it’s so melancholy that I just have to drop out as there is no hope on this earth to pay for that exorbitant amount twice before I become a graduate.
I’m not laying emphasis on this to seek for help to further my education but to get you informed how I made it thus far,,,, where I come from? *From the Gutter*(that area where meeting up with 3square meals is a sin,, that area where you have to stay up late at night and wake up very early every morning to get going with the daily struggle,,,that area where laughter is wild and rare).
Thanks for the knowledge you’ve imparted on me during my stay in AAUA as it will really help me to be my own boss in agribusiness.
If there is one way you could help me, just give me the amount worth paying for the exorbitant fee twice then I start up with it *NOT TO PAY FOR THE SCHOOL FEE* But to project into the future.
I’m so sure many of my *faculty* and *departmental mates* are also on the verge of quitting because that amount is just too *enormous* and *it is poisonous* We really can’t afford it; *we are so poor and we can’t keep up*
God be with you till we meet again!!!
*GOODBYE* *(O di igba kan na!!!)*