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OAU Reverses Tuition Fee Hike Following Student Protests

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Ile-Ife, Osun State – The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has decided to reverse the recent increase in tuition fees after extensive negotiations with the student body.

In an official statement released by the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Abiodun Olanrewaju, it was announced on Monday that the university’s management had opted to reduce the tuition fees following a meeting with the student representatives.

According to Olanrewaju, the Students Union leaders were unwavering in their demand for a 50% reduction in tuition fees, and their persistence has borne fruit as the management heeded their plea.

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However, Olanrewaju emphasized that the university management had clarified that the newly established charges were the minimum required for the university to operate efficiently and maintain its high standards of education.

“Accordingly, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, graciously announced that the charges initially announced have been reduced as follows:

“For the students in Humanities, the initial sundry charges of #89, 200 for returning students have been reduced to #76,000 while for the new students in the Humanities, the initial fees of #151,200 have been reduced to #131,000.

“For those in the Sciences and Technology, the initial charges of #101,200, for returning students is now #86,000 while the new students in the same Faculties will now pay #141,000 instead of the initial #163,200.

“In the same vein, the returning students in the Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences will now pay #109,000, instead of #128,200. The new students in the same Faculties will now pay #164,000 instead of the initial charges of #190,000,” a part of the statement reads.

The statement further detailed that the university management has reached a consensus with the students, allowing the payment of tuition fees to be made in two equal installments, potentially easing the financial burden on students.

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