Students kick as OAU increases tuition by 300%
Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, yesterday, announced an increment in school fees.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, yesterday, disclosed that for those in the Faculties of Arts, Law and Humanities, the newly admitted students will pay N151,200, while returning students of the same faculties that paid about N23,000, will now pay N89,200.
“For those in the Faculties of Technology and Science, the new students will pay N163,200 and the returning students of the same faculties are to pay N101,200.
“In addition, the new students being admitted into the Faculty in the College of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Pharmacy are to pay N190,200 (new students) and N128,200 (returning students) respectively,” the statement read.
The returning students of the College of Health Sciences, before this development, paid N31,000, while those in the Faculties of Science, Technology and Agriculture paid N27,700. Also, returning students in the Social Science Department paid N21,000.
Olarewaju said: “The decision was taken by the Senate of the University at its emergency meeting on Tuesday, September 12.
“The above adjustable fees are just for an academic session.”
Following the statement, the leadership of the student’s union of the institution condemned the increments and declared that such would not stand.
A statement signed by the President of the Great Ife Students Union, Abbas Ojo; the Secretary General, Akinboni Opeyemi, and the Public Relations Officer, Omisore Elijah, expressed displeasure and said they were not involved in how the new fees came about.
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