The National Association of Kwara State Students ( NAKSS) Kwara State has commended the House of House of Assembly for intervening to stop increase of school fess in the State Polytechnic .
Newsreel Daily had last week reported that the House of Assembly after considering the hike in fees as unfair directed the governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and the polytechnic management to immediately revert to the old fees.
The House also warned the institution not to increase fees again except after without giving notice of not less than two years to the general public.
NAKSS in Ilorin described action of the legislative house as a show of commitment to the rule of democracy and utter concerns to the feelings of the poor populace who elected them into office.
The students made this observation in the state capital during a thank you rall they staged to the premises to the legislative arm of government describing the gesture as a pragmatic approach, adopted in resolving the imbroglio, occasioned by increase in tuition fees of all categories of Students of the State owned Polytechnic.
Spokespersons of the Association, Comrades Uthman Abdul Kadir and Michael Muyiwa, in their respective remarks, noted with delight, that the Parliament, under the leadership of the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad , had demonstrated that the legislature in the State, was people oriented and would not compromise its constitutional roles of giving voice to the voiceless in the Society.
They equally appreciated the prompt intervention of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, in finding amicable resolution, to the controversies surrounding the hike in tuition fees in the Institution, and appealed to the House, to expedite action, towards the implementation of its resolutions in respect of the tuition fees, in the Polytechnic.
Responding, the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, disclosed that the legislature believed in the ability of youth to move to nation forward and therefore gave expeditious passage to the “Not Too Young To Run Bill” in the ongoing constitutional amendment, before the Parliament.
The Speaker, represented by the House Leader, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke, disclosed that the House was not in conflict with the state government, but would continue to be just and fair to all and sundry, irrespective of political and religious affiliations.
He praised the Students’ body and other stakeholders for displaying high sense of maturity and peaceful conduct, which according to him, led to amicable resolution of the controversy