Wednesday 13 September 2023

OAU SUG Rejects Increment of Tuition Fee...Read next line of action

The student union of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State has kicked against the management after increment of tuition fee by 300 per cent.

The the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju, in a release stated that the decision was taken by the Senate of the University at its 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.

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