OAU increases tuition costs

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On Wednesday, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, made an official announcement regarding adjustments to the fees required for the upcoming academic session.

This decision, communicated through a statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, was reached during an emergency meeting held by the Senate on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Olarewaju provided details of the revised fees, stating, “Freshers in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Humanities will now pay N151,200, while returning students in these faculties will pay N89,200.”

Before this adjustment, returning students in these faculties were paying N20,100. Faculties of Technology and Science previously had fees of N28,100, and the Faculty of Pharmacy had fees of N31,100 per session.

Additionally, Olarewaju explained that in the Faculties of Technology and Science, new students will be required to pay N163,200, while returning students will pay N101,200.

Students newly admitted into the College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy will have fees set at N190,200, with returning students paying N128,200.

The university management extended their best wishes for academic success to the students and emphasized that these fee adjustments are applicable for a single academic session.

It’s worth noting that on March 24, 2023, the Students’ Union Government of the university held a crucial meeting in response to the introduction of a new “professional fee” at the university’s College of Health Sciences.

This fee, amounting to N100,000, was announced by the college’s administrators, prompting the union to convene an emergency meeting to address the issue.

Back in 2018, medical students at the college had unanimously rejected the introduction of an N85,000 professional training fee.

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