Reprieve as Ogun University, OOU, students get extension to pay fees

This follows appeals by traditional rulers, prominent indigenes of the state, parents and students.

The Ogun State Government on Monday said it will give defaulting students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, one week to pay the backlog of their school fees.

The government stated this in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, would Taiwo Adeoluwa.

The university authorities earlier declared that students who did not pay their fees would be prevented from writing examinations which were to commence last week. Despite students protest, the university said it would not change its position as its deadline was past.

However, on Monday, the state government, which owns the university, reviewed its position.

The government appealed to the University Senate to grant amnesty for the last time to all students with matriculation numbers but who have not registered for several years, to enable them update their registration status within one week.

The government said its action follows appeals from traditional rulers, prominent indigenes of the state, parents, and students.

It also directed the Senate to organize a special examination for those that might have missed part of the on-going examination.

“In view of the appeal, government hereby directs as follows: all students affected must pay all their backlog of fees within seven days of this announcement; all fresh students who still wish to take up admission for 2012/2013 but fail to meet matriculation deadline must also pay all their fees within the period,” Mr. Adeoluwa said. “These set of students will swear to the matriculation oath at a special ceremony. All stale students without full fees should apply and take a leave of absence.”

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