The Nation recalls that the management after an emergency meeting earlier this month increased the tuition fee by 300 per cent. However, the students kicked against the increment, vowing to shut down the school.
The management of the institution yesterday announced slight reduction of the fee, describing it as “management magnanimity.”
A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, said: “In a rare show of administrative magnanimity, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, have readjusted downward the sundry charges payable by the students of the university.
“This followed the meeting the university management had with the leadership of the Students Union on Monday, 25th September, 2023. The Students Union leaders were adamant that the charges be reduced by 50 per cent, but the university management made it clear that the new charges were the minimum the university requires to run efficiently.
“The Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Bamire, graciously announced that the charges initially announced have been reduced as follows: 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.
“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, instead of the initial N163,200. In the same vein, the returning students in the Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences will now pay N109,000, instead of N128,200. The new students in the same Faculties will now pay N164,000, instead of the initial charges of N190,000.”
The university portal is now open to students for payment.