The University of Ilorin has increased its tuition fee by over 100 per cent, students and a university official confirmed.
The students union president, Seyi Animasaun, first confirmed this increment in one interview said:
“What we have woken up to is rather unexpected, shocking and challenging. This cannot stand. I have called emergency meeting with all SU executives and all Faculty presidents and we shall release a comprehensive report after,” he said.When he was asked of the amount added to the tuition, he said it “varies across different faculties”.
It was also gathered that the tuition for the department of Mass Communication for instance was increased from N10,700 to N23,300.
MyschoolNews understands that the increment will take effect from 2018/2019 academic session.
Confirming an increment, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, also said that the increment is ‘marginal’. He was however contradictory in his response.
“It is not an increment. Do you have the fees of other Federal Universities? Even with the increment, we are far ‘better’ than other universities.
“The increment is just marginal with the current economy reality and we are still below other universities,” he said.
Meanwhile, students have stormed the social media to demand a reversal.