OAU Has Not Increased Tuition Fees- Management
The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has debunked media report that it has increased its tuition fees..
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, who urged parents and guardians to discountenance the report stated that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Tope Ogunbodede, has not contemplated on increasing any fee in the institution.
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, and In actual fact, the present administration is poised to making the welfare of staff and students a topmost priority.
The statement read in part: “The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have been drawn to a news item as published on page 8 of the Sun Newspaper of Tuesday, 27th June, 2017, captioned: “38 Varsities increase tuition fees,” where OAU was listed among the Universities that have increased their tuition fees”.
The release further stated: “the Vice Chancellor has advised the students, their parents and, or guardians to completely disregard as unfounded rumour, the said news item.
“He added that the administrative and academic affairs of OAU will not be run in secret, stating that he will not renege on his pledge of running a very open and transparent administration”.