Obafemi Awolowo University SUG Pays N1.6m School Fees For 85 Poor Members
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) student union government (SUG) has paid N1.6million in school fees on behalf of 85 indigent members.
The Public Relations Officer of the union, Emmanuel Ojedokun, revealed this on Thursday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ile-Ife.
According to him, the union has made history by putting the interest of its members at the forefront.
“Our union has really made history; we have taken unionism beyond the level of constant confrontation to welfarist concept in which smiles are put on the faces of students irrespective of their status,” Ojedokun said.
“It is that spirit and zeal that spurred us to go out of our way and put smiles on the faces of about 85 indigent students who might have dropped out of the university due to financial predicament.”
He maintained that that “education remains the right of every child” and urged the government to increase funding of education in line with UNESCO recommendations.