UNILORIN Increases Tuition Fee
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has increased its tuition fee by over 100 per cent, students and a university official have confirmed.
Premium Times quoted the students union president, Seyi Animasaun, as confirming this on Saturday, November 3.
“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 asked of the amount added to the tuition, he said it “varies across different faculties”.
Another student also disclosed that the increment is over 100 per cent and it “depends on the amount each faculty has been paying before now”.
Further findings by the news outlet show that the tuition for the department of Mass Communication for instance was increased from N10,700 to N23,300.
It is believed that the increment will take effect from 2018/2019 academic session.
Speaking on the development, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, told the online medium 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.