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UNILORIN Increase Tuition Fees by 'Over 100%'

The management of University of Ilorin, has increased its tuition fee by over 100 per cent.

According to a student, Animasaun who explained that the amount varies across different faculties.

He 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,” students union president, Seyi Animasaun, is quoted as saying while confirming the information to Premium Times via a telephone interview on Saturday. He said

Another student, Munir Ambali, said over 100 per cent increment “depends on the amount each faculty has been paying before now”.

Olaboye said "According to a screenshot obtained by Premium Times, the tuition for the department of Mass Communication for instance was increased from N10,700 to N23,300".

Comprehensive list of the new fees is yet to be obtained by the time of this report.

We gathered that the increment will take effect from 2018/2019 academic session.

Confirming an increment, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, said that the increment is ‘marginal’.

Akogun whose response was contradictory said, “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.

Similar increments were effected in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba; University of Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology earlier in the year.

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