Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has announced a significant adjustment to its tuition fees for the upcoming academic session. This decision, disclosed in a communique issued by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, was made during an emergency meeting of the Senate on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
Under the revised fee structure, students in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Humanities will now pay N151,200 as tuition fees for new students (freshers), while returning students in the same faculties will be required to pay N89,200. Before the fee hike, returning students in these faculties were paying N20,100. In contrast, the Faculties of Technology and Science previously charged N28,100, and the Faculty of Pharmacy had a tuition fee of N31,100 per session.
For students enrolling in the Faculties of Technology and Science, the new tuition fee for freshers will be N163,200, while returning students will pay N101,200. In addition, newly admitted students in the College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy will need to pay N190,200, with returning students in these faculties facing a tuition fee of N128,200.
Olarewaju emphasized that these adjusted fees are applicable for a single academic session. The university’s management wishes all students success in their academic pursuits.
It is worth noting that earlier in March 2023, the Students’ Union Government of OAU expressed concern over the introduction of a new “professional fee” in the university’s College of Health Sciences. The college administration had announced an N100,000 professional fee starting from the next session. In response, the Student Union leaders, including President Olayiwola Festus, Secretary-General Odewale Damilare, and Public Relations Officer Ogunperi Taofeek, announced that the union was convening an emergency meeting to address this issue. This development harkens back to a similar situation in 2018 when medical students at the college rejected the introduction of an N85,000 professional training fee.