The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has denied reports in the media that the school was increasing its school fees.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, is quoted as the source of the reports.
Dr. Omole had been speaking to newsmen, when he claimed that 38 Nigerian universities had increased their school fees.
“The latest increment might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments as ASUU poorly rated the President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of funding of university education.”
According to Dr. Omole, OAU’s school fees would rise from from N19, 700 to N55,700.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, has however allayed fears, saying the school has no plans to increase its fees.
According to him, although there may be paucity of funds from the federal government in running the Institutions of higher learning, which might have prompted some Universities to upwardly review their fees, OAU has not contemplated such.
Olarewaju posited that there is no meeting, either of the University management or Senate, where the fee increment was announced, saying the present administration is poised to making the welfare of staff and students a topmost priority.