Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Thursday, announced further reduction in the tuition fees payable by students of institution, just as it urged undergraduates to exhibit discipline and commitment to their academic programmes.
In a press release signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, the slash in tuition fees was attributed to the magnanimity of the management, under the leadership of the vice chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omole.
According to the release, “in a rare show of administrative magnanimity in university management, Professor Bamitale Omole has, again, proved that he runs an open and compassionate administration by graciously reducing the charges payable by the students of the OAU, Ile-Ife.”
The release added that “the reduction is sequel to the appeals from various stakeholders and the meetings held with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D South-West, the Students’ Union leadership of Obafemi Awolowo University and other students’ stakeholders within and outside the university.”
With the newly reduced charges, returning undergraduates in Law, Arts, Social Sciences, Administration and Education (Arts) will now be paying N19, 700.
“Those in Science, Administration, Education (Science), Technology and Agriculture will now pay N27,700, while students in Medicine, Dentistry, Medical Rehabilitation, Nursing and Pharmacy will now pay N30,700,” the release added.
It will be recalled that Lagos State University,Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ago Iwoye, Kwara State University etc recently reduced their tuition fees after several students protest.