UNILORIN bows to pressure, slashes school fees

The management of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State on Monday announced a downward review of school charges payable by students in the 2022/2023 academic session as they resumed academic activities.

The news was contained in the UNILORIN news bulletin published on Monday.

The management said that it announced the new charges following a series of meetings between the management of the university, led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Abayomi Omotesho, and the Students’ Union, led by its President, Joseph Ologundudu.

The new charges range between N114, 720 and N215,820 for new students and N52,700 and N91,430 for returning students, depending on courses of study.

This shows a reduction from the earlier released charges, which ranged between N138, 240 and N254, 640 for new students and N69,360 and N103,560 for returning students, depending on courses of study.

The university had on Friday, November 24, 2023 released charges on the university’s official social media platforms but announced a downward review on November 28, 2023 after the meeting with the students union leadership.

The bulletin quoted the Deputy Vice Chancellor as saying that the university addressed the students’ concerns through dialogue to demonstrate its commitment to fostering a supportive and conducive learning environment for all members of the academic community.

The President of the Students’ Union, Ologundudu, thanked the university management for its thoughtfulness as reflected in the adjustment of the charges.

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