- The Student Union’s leadership, led by President Ojo Akinremi and Secretary Akinboni Opeyemi, has vehemently opposed the hike and called for its reversal
- The University’s Senate made a decision at its emergency meeting on Tuesday, as stated by Abiodun Olarewaju, the institution’s Public Relations Officer
Following a 300 percent increase in tuition fees, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, student union has taken a stand against the administration.
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered this was contained in a press release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju. He revealed that the decision was made by the university’s senate at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
According to him: “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 those in the in the College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy are to pay N190, 200 ( new students) and N128, 200 (returning students) respectively.”
However, the leadership of Student union in a statement on Wednesday night jointly signed by the President Ojo Akinremi and Secretary, Akinboni Opeyemi kicked against the hike and called for reversal.
The students said: “We held an emergency meeting and 80 students’ leaders were present. We resolved that, there should be a total reversal of the approved increment by the school management, on no account should any student pay the proposed school charges even if the payment portal is activated and a physical congress will be called tomorrow.”