The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed to go on massive protest from Wednesday, September 6.
The strike was initiated against the recent increment in school fees by some federal universities in the country.
The student body asked the institutions that had already started implementing their increment to be ready for them or stop the policy immediately and refund any student who might have paid the new fees.
In a statement by their National Public Relations Officer, Mr Temitope Giwa, the students said nothing would stop them from protesting as planned.
They insisted that the entire Nigerian students reject any fee hike by any public tertiary school, university or polytechnic in the country.
Giwa explained that NANS had repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction over the fee hike to the public and President Bola Tinubu.
They said, “We have told the president that our parents are going through tough times, an experience they have never had in Nigeria’s history.
“The recent removal of subsidy on fuel in particular has brought untold hardship on them and us. Our parents have suffered enough hardship, and to add a fee hike to their struggles is to suffocate them.
“So, we have not shifted our ground on this matter as the economy instead bites harder each day in the land.“
The students, however, cautioned the government’s security agencies, particularly the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Police Force, not to attempt to disrupt their protest as they have the fundamental right to exercise such action peacefully.
They explained that their attention had been drawn to a statement credited to DSS alleging them of being mobilised by some politicians for the protest.
The students argued that they have the constitutional right to stage peaceful protests against anti-people policies and programmes, particularly of government.
The students’ body disclosed that they would start the protest at UNILAG, the only university that has refused to reverse the fee increment to the old order.