Fayemi de­nies var­sity own­er­ship

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

Ek­iti State Gover­nor Kay­ode Fayemi has de­nied ru­mours he owns a univer­sity in Ghana and that he in­creased tu­ition fees at the state univer­sity (EKSU), Ado Ek­iti.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists, Fayemi de­scribed the ru­mour as the hand­i­work of the op­po­si­tion, who he claimed are des­per­ate to take over the state.

The gover­nor main­tained that he does not own a univer­sity any­where in the world and does not have the in­ten­tion to es­tab­lish one.

The gover­nor, who warned Ek­iti people not to al­low them­selves to be de­ceived, stressed that the pre-elec­tion pe­riod is usu­ally char­ac­ter­ized by “lies and cheap black­mail aimed at smear­ing the im­age of a can­di­date that is loved by the people”.

He urged the people to al­ways in­ves­ti­gate claims by the op­po­si­tion con­cern­ing his govern­ment, say­ing that he is ready to clar­ify is­sues at all times.

On the in­cre­ment in tu­ition fees, the gover­nor de­scribed the ru­mour as a sign of clear ig­no­rance on the part of the ped­dlers, “who do not know that the school man­age­ment does not re­view fees in the mid­dle of an aca­demic ses­sion”.

He said rather than in­crease school fees, the univer­sity man­age­ment is plan­ning a down­ward re­view of tu­ition in some de­part­ments.

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