The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has announced new school fees for returning and new students.
The new school fees, the school management announced in a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Abiodun Olarewaju, will take effect during the 2023 academic session.
Olarewaju said in the statement that the new fee adjustments were considered and approved at an emergency meeting of the University Senate held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
According to the statement, “The new fee structure for the various Faculties is as follows:
“Faculties of Arts, Law, and Humanities: freshers: N151,200, returning students: N89,200
“Faculties of Technology and Science: freshers: N163,200, returning students: N101,200
“Faculties in the College of Health Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy: freshers: N190,200, returning students: N128,200.”
The University management also added that the adjustment in fees were only applicable for an academic session.
In reaction, the Students Union Government (SUG), in a statement jointly signed by the President, Abbas Akinremi Ojo, Secretary General, Akinboni Opeyemi and Public Relations Officer, Omisore Elijah urged the students of the university to remain calm.
The student union leadership also promised to reach out to the necessary quarters on how to rectify and bring back normalcy that will be generally accepted.
“Our attention has been drawn to a proposed school charge circulating. We are stating our displeasure with the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, as the Federal Government has debunked involvement in any form of increment in tuition fees.
“The leadership of the Student’s Union, privy to the incessant increment in other Federal Higher Institutions, has been working tirelessly to ensure Obafemi Awolowo University is kept out of the trending hike in fees.
“While the leadership of the union is dissatisfied with this inimical increment, we want to use this medium to address our union members and urge them to remain calm, as all hands are on deck.”
They assured that the union will exhaust all reasonable options that will be soothing to the student and will reach out to the necessary quarters on how to rectify this situation.