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Students in Obafemi Awolowo University are not happy
about the recent decision by the management. It has been
notified that fees from next session will be increased and
this has brought about a lots of sad faces and protests on
campus.
This is not the best of times for the majority of students
of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Behind their anguish is a new fee regime introduced by
the university authorities.
The comment by a fresh student of the school, who
simply identifies himself as Akin, over the new tuition
seems to say it all.
He declares, “I am in trouble. Why did I choose OAU? My
own is finished. I am not sure God wants me to continue
with my university education, at least, for now. I shall
return to my former place to continue as a primary school
teacher.”

Another fresh student, Jelili, also paints the picture of
frustration in the citadel of learning.
He notes, “This is not what I bargained for. I thought I
would be able to accomplish my dream of having a degree
at OAU. But I am beginning to see another school of life.
How can my family afford this new fee regime? This is
sabotage.
“A lecturer told me during the post-Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination that OAU is the cheapest in
the country. However, what is on the ground now is
different from what I heard before securing admission
here.” In the new regime, the newly admitted students to
Humanities/Social Sciences have their fees increased by
322 per cent; Clinical Sciences faculties and Pharmacy by
267 per cent, and those admitted to the Faculty of
Sciences have their fees increased by 253 per cent. While
fresh students of the Humanities and Social Science are
to pay N92,400 (comprising admission charges of
N72,400 and N20,000 for acceptance fees), their Clinical
Sciences and Pharmacy counterparts are to pay N104,000
(N84,000 as admission charges and N20,000 for
acceptance fees).

Hitherto, Humanities/Social Science students paid
N37,150, while their colleagues in the Clinical Sciences
and Pharmacy faculties paid N44,150.
This is besides the hostel fees.
In the new regime also, matriculation fees increased from
N1,000 to N4,000; registration/online verification from
N4,000 to N5,000; examination fees from N1,000 to
N5,000; Departmental Registration/charges from
N10,000 to N15,000; Student Union levy/welfare from
N100 to N300.
Others are library services/virtual library access from
N500 to N1, 000; medical screening from N2,500 to
N5,000; sport levy from N1,000 to N2,000; identity card
from N300 to N500 and brochure/handbook from N150
to N2,000.
The authorities also inaugurated municipal charges/utility
for N2,500; caution fee (refundable), N5,000;
Information and Communication Technology
Development N2,500; Development levy/End fund,
N25,000 and ICT training for N5,000.
For pre-degree students of the university, their new
tuition is N175,000, against the previous sum of
N155,000.

But while Akin and Jelili are complaining about the new
fee regime, Jemimah, another fresh student who does not
want to fully disclose her identity, sees the scenario from
a different perspective. For her, if she knew it would get to
this point, she would have registered for the last Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
She notes, “This is not good. It is a wicked decision at a
wrong time. Why did they not state this earlier? I would
have bought JAMB form and chosen another school. We
gained admission about six months ago; the school did
not pass any information to us. The first thing the
authorities are doing now is to hike the fees. For God’s
sake, what kind of school is this? This is just too unfair.”
For the president-elect of the OAU Student Union
Government, Ibikunle Isaac, the new fee regime would
not work.

He says, “The reopening of the school e-portal for a new
semester will be on May 20, which is the same day we
shall be finishing our examination. The management
wants to knock us down but we are going to combat them.
We cannot be deceived, it is confirmed that the school
fees of old students will also be increased and that will
make the matter worse. We want peace and sincerely beg
all stakeholders to speak up and stop the draconian
action.”

Apart from the students, members of staff of the
university also frown on the new fee regime.
Do you think this development is good considering the
dilemma this country is facing at the moment?

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