Vanguard (Lagos)

26 December 2012

Nigeria: No Plans to Increase Tuition Fees - OAU Registrar

The Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr Ayorinde Ogunruku has debunked rumours that the university authority was  planning to increase tuition fees.

He was reacting to last week's lecture boycott and protest for restoration of the proscribed students' union by students.

He said that the procedure for increase in fees is quite clear, adding that no committee has met nor discussed anything whatsoever about any increase in fees.

In a statement issued last week, Ogunruku said: "Further to the circular issued on Sunday December 2, 2012 on the activities of some students in the university, the attention of the university management has been drawn to rumours being peddled by some mischief makers to justify their nefarious illegalities that the university has planned to increase school fees from the beginning of the 2012/2013 session.

"Those concerned have today forced some students to boycott classes without following the normal University regulations in that regard."

He, however, enjoined students to disregard the lies which are being orchestrated by some students in order to drum support for their unscrupulous intentions.

He asserted that the university administration is committed to the well being and wellness of all the members of the community.

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