OAU reduces tuition fees


The Obafemi Awolowo University management, Ile-Ife, has reduced the sundry charges payable by university students.

The university spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju, said this in a statement issued on Monday, noting that the decision followed a meeting the university’s management had with the leadership of the Students Union on Monday.

The meeting, which lasted for several hours, was called by the university management after several student agitations to reduce the initial charges approved by the university, said the statement.

It said the students’ leaders insisted on a 50 per cent reduction, but the university management made it clear that the new charges were the minimum the university requires to run efficiently.

The vice-chancellor of the university, Adebayo Bamire, later announced that the fees initially announced had been reduced.

“For the students in Humanities, the initial sundry charges of N89,200 for returning students have been reduced to N76,000. While the new students in the Humanities, the initial fees of N151,200 have been reduced to N131,000,” said the statement.

It added, “For those in the Sciences and Technology, the initial charges of N101,200, for returning students, is now N86,000 while the new students in the same Faculties will now pay N141,000 as against the initial N163,200.”

It said returning Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences students would now pay N109,000 instead of N128,200. New students in the same faculties will pay N164,000 instead of the initial charges of N190,000.

The school announced that the fee could be paid in two equal instalments.