- Decision was taken by the Senate of the University at its emergency meeting on Tuesday, 12th September, 2023
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State has announced new fees for fresh and returning students of the institution.
A statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated the decision was taken by the Senate of the University at its emergency meeting on Tuesday, 12th September, 2023.
He said: “For those in the Faculties of Arts, Law and Humanities , the ‘freshers’ will pay N151, 200 while returning students of the same faculties will 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.”
He added the new students being admitted into the Faculties in the College of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Pharmacy are to pay N190, 200 ( new students) and N128, 200 (returning students) respectively.”
It would be recalled that on March 24, 2023, the leadership of the Students’ Union Government of the university said it was holding a crucial meeting, following a new “professional fee” purportedly introduced at the university’s College of Health Sciences by the administrators.
It was gathered that the college management at a colloquium announced a N100,000 professional fee to be paid by the students beginning from the next session.
The Students Union leaders in a statement by the President, Secretary-General, and Public Relations Officer, Olayiwola Festus; Odewale Damilare and Ogunperi Taofeek respectively, stated the union was holding an “emergency meeting.”
In 2018, medical students at the college unanimously rejected the introduction of an N85,000 professional training fee.