The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has increased its fees for tuition and accommodation for undergraduates at the institution.
The Cable reports the development was made public in a communiqué released on the school’s website announcing the new fee schedule for the 2018/2019 academic session.
It's also reported that not all departments were affected by the increment however.
"Not all departments were affected. I think five departments were affected in Faculty of Arts. For those ones, they said its studio fees. The departments are English, Linguistics, Communication and Language Arts, European Studies, Theatre Arts. They are paying N2,500 extra," stated a student of the department of history who identified himself as Temitope.
However, the increment in accommodation fees affected all halls of residence. The fees reportedly increased from N14,000 to N30,000.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin, revealed in a previous report that the Nigerian Senate made plans to summon the vice chancellors of 38 federal universities over increase in tuition fees.
The lawmaker’s disclosure came following a statement credited to Dr Deji Omole, the chairman of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) of the University of Ibadan, who said that universities had increased their tuition fees over poor funding by the federal government.