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The University of Ilorin on Sunday said it does not charge tuition fees, in line with the policy of the Federal Government.

According to a statement signed by its Director of Corporate Affairs , Mr . Kunle Akogun, misinformation is currently trending on the social media over slight adjustments in the university’ s charges , starting from the 2018 / 2019 academic session .

“ We wish to put the record straight and assure our ever responsible students of the management ’ s good intentions .

“ The University of Ilorin, in line with Federal Government policy , does not charge tuition fees. What we have here is university and faculty charges , ” he said .

Akogun stated that the items that make up the charges are simply fundamental and basic .

“ For instance, examinations remain sacrosanct , same for provision of state -of- the - art health and library facilities, in addition to stable electricity and uninterrupted water supply .

“ The implication is that what obtained about 12 years ago can no longer sustain the university.

“ It should be pointed out that even with the slight adjustment in charges ,
Unilorin is still among the lowest charging federal universities in the country, ’’ he said .

He said this can be confirmed by comparing statistics of what is payable in other universities .

The director noted that this does not foreclose negotiation between the management and student leaders for reasonable concession .

“ Even if only one naira is added, there will be reaction. The question is , how justifiable is the reaction in the face of current realities in providing qualitative university education with needed facilities that guarantee such ?

“ The management , ever so responsive, has set in motion a high level negotiation with stakeholders for possible reduction, ” he said .

Akogun also stated that as part of the strategy, a meeting had been scheduled for Monday , November 5 , 2018 , between the leadership of the students ’ union, faculty presidents and officials of the students ’ affairs to find a middle course solution to the matter .

(NAN )

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