After a meeting with students, OAU reduced school fees from N190,000 to N164,000.

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admin September 26, 2023
Updated 2023/09/26 at 10:25 AM

After a meeting with students, OAU (Obafemi Awolowo University), a Nigerian University, has decided to reduce school fees from N190,000 to N164,000.

According to a statement from the university, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University has revised the school fees for its students. The new students will now be required to pay N164,000 instead of the previous charge of N190,000.

This decision was made after a meeting with the students, during which the Student Union leaders expressed their desire for a 50% reduction in fees.

He went on to say that the university management clarified that the recently implemented fees were the bare minimum required for the university to function efficiently.

Furthermore, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, kindly announced that the previously announced charges have been reduced as follows:

  • For returning students in the Humanities department, the initial miscellaneous fees of N89,200 have been lowered to N76,000. As for new students in the same department, the initial fees of N151,200 have been reduced to N131,000.
  • Returning students in the Sciences and Technology department will now pay N86,000 instead of the initial charges of #101,200. Similarly, new students in these faculties will be required to pay N141,000 instead of the previously stated amount of N163,200.

The statement partially stated that the students in the Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences who are returning will now be required to pay N109,000, instead of the previous amount of N128,200.

Similarly, the new students in these faculties will now pay N164,000 instead of the original charges of N190,000. The university management has also agreed that the payment can be made in two equal installments.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a university located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It is owned by the federal government and was established in 1961. Classes began in October 1962 under the name University of Ife, established by the regional government of Western Nigeria led by Samuel Ladoke Akintola.

The university was later renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honor of Obafemi Awolowo, the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, who conceptualized the idea of the institution.

In 1951, significant changes were made to elected legislators and regional Premiers in the regions with the adoption of a new constitution. Recognizing the importance of education in driving change and development, the new regional administrations made it a priority to expand basic and secondary education.

In 1959, the Federal Minister of Education established a commission to study the projected needs of university graduates from 1960 to 1980. Led by Cambridge lecturer Eric Ashby and including labor economist Frederick H. Harbison, the commission aimed to assess the nation’s requirements.

The Western Region government expected the University of Ibadan to meet the needs of their region, but the federal government disagreed.

As the commission’s final report was pending in October 1960, the Western government started preparations to establish its own university in the region.

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