The management of the University of Ilorin has reacted to alleged increment in the tuition for the 2018/2019 academic session. In a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, said it has not increased the tuition but the university and faculty charges adding that the items that make up the charges are simply fundamental and basic.
“The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to the misinformation currently trending on the social media over the slight adjustment in the university charges starting from the 2018/2019 academic session.
“We wish to put the record straight and assure our ever responsible students of the management’s good intentions.
“The University of Ilorin, in line with Federal Government policy, does not charge tuition fees. What we have here is university charges and faculty charges.The items that make up the charges are simply fundamental and basic,” the statement read.
The management further stated that what is obtainable at the institution about 12 years ago can no longer sustain the University in this century.
“For instance, examinations remain sacrosanct, same for provision of state-of-the-art health and library facilities, in addition to stable electricity and uninterrupted water supply.
“It should be pointed out that even with the slight adjustment in charges, Unilorin is still among the lowest (if not the very lowest) charging federal universities in the country. This can be confirmed by comparing statistics of what is payable in other universities.”
Meanwhile, the management of the University has said it is open to negotiation with the student leaders for reasonable concession.
“The University management, ever so responsive, has set in motion a high level negotiation with stakeholders for possible reduction.
“As part of this strategy, a meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018, between the leadership of the Student Union, Faculty Presidents and officials of the Student Affairs to find a muddle course solution to the matter.”