UNILORIN jacks up tuition fees for students by over 100%
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 today
“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.
The increment will take effect from 2018/2019 academic session.
Confirming the increment, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, said 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.
Similar increments were effected in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba; University of Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology earlier in the year.