By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State on Monday, announced downward readjustment of charges payable by the students of the university.
This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju made available to journalists.
According to the statement, the downward readjustment in the charges followed the meeting the university management with the leadership of the Students Union Government (SUG) on Monday September 25, 2023.
The statement stressed that the meeting which lasted for several hours, was called by the University management, after several agitations by the students union for a reduction of the initial charges approved by the University.
Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire 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.
“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 statement added that the University management has agreed that the payment can be in two equal installments.
It stressed that the University portal is now open to students for payment.