The management of the University of Ilorin on Tuesday announced the review of its school fees’ increment to 35 percent.
The spokesman of the university, Kunle Akogun, told NAN that the initial increment was by 48.4 percent as against the general conception of 100 percent.
According to Akogun, the increment is in university and faculty charges.
“As a result of the reduction in the federal government reimbursement for the university running cost on recurrent expenditure and the consideration on the financial realities on ground, it’s imperative that the university management made the adjustment in the charges,” he said.
The university’s spokesman explained further that economic realities were considered and that the institution was spending a lot of money on necessities.
He explained that the new fees would be a little above N21,000 while other charges such as faculty and departmental charges would depend according to individual faculties in the university.
Reacting, the university’s students union chairman, Animashaun Emmanuel, told NAN that the union’s proposal was a 15 percent increase.
He explained that the union had not yet reached an agreement on the 35 percent increment by the university management.
“We will meet with other presidents from the various faculties to deliberate on the issue, then will reach agreement on the new 35 per cent increment,” he said.