Information reaching us at The DEFENDER says the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has announced an upward adjustment to the fees to be paid by both its new and returning students for the new academic session.
This was according to a press statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Abiodun Olanrewaju, which disclosed that new students in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Humanities, will pay N151,200 while returning students of the same faculties will pay N89,200.
New students in the faculties of Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences will pay N190,200 and the returning students will pay N128, 200 respectively.
The institution noted that the fee modification which takes effect from the 2023/2024 academic session has been established to ensure a fair and balanced fee structure throughout the university’s faculties.
With this announcement, the OAU joins some other federal universities that have increased tuition fees recently.
The move comes in the wake of a protest by students of the University of Lagos over the hike in tuition fees by the institution.
Their counterparts at the University of Jos also came out en masse to protest the hike in tuition fees with students from both institutions calling on concerned parties to come to their aid.