The students union president, Seyi Animasaun, first confirmed this increment in one interview 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,” he said.When he was asked of the amount added to the tuition, he said it “varies across different faculties”.
While George weah has made Tertiary education free in Liberia, Unilorin is increasing our school fees.
While our parents are not getting an increase in minimum wage, we students are getting an increase in our school fees. #UnilorinEnoughIsEnough
— olaboye olaoluwa (@newton_30303) November 3, 2018
, Munir Ambali, said over 100 per cent increment “depends on the amount each faculty has been paying before now”.
It was also gathered that the tuition for the department of Mass Communication for instance was increased from N10,700 to N23,300.
Naija News Understands that the increment will take effect from 2018/2019 academic session.
Confirming an increment, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, also said 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.
Meanwhile, students have stormed the social media to demand a reversal.
Unilorin increases their tuition without prior warning again. That’s how they did in 2008 & 2013.
Sometimes they even give you some things to make you chill. Like T-shirt’s, School bag, WiFi, etc. Why just not let students know beforehand ??♂️
— Kwara Nigeria (@InstaKwara) November 3, 2018
Another student said
— ?Teeking? (@Tboy009) November 3, 2018