FUOYE Fees Will Remain The Same: Management; The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has referred to a news report that is circulating as incorrect, false, and malicious. The allegation claims that the Ivory Tower is one of the federal universities purportedly planning to raise tuition in response to calls for additional university financing from stakeholders.
A national daily reported on Saturday that some federal universities are currently considering raising tuition fees for students amidst cries for increased funding of the institutions.
The report reads in part: “…some federal universities are currently considering raising tuition fees for students amidst cries for increased funding of the institutions.
investigations have revealed.
“Our correspondents report that three federal universities – University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State, have already announced up to 100 percent hike in fees following the suspension of the recent strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities,” it claimed and further reported that:
“Further investigations by Saturday PUNCH revealed that more federal universities, including Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, University of Maiduguri, and the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, were also set to increase tuition fees”.
But in a swift reaction from FUOYE management, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, through his Special Adviser on Media Matters, Wole Balogun, described the inclusion of FUOYE among the list of the federal varsities allegedly planning a hike in tuition fees as false and strange.
Part of Balogun’s statement, which was provided to reporters in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, is as follows:
We firmly refute this information and characterize it as weird and inaccurate. “The management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has been made aware of a report in a national daily that claimed that FUOYE was one of the federal universities proposing a raise in its tuition.
“The tuition fees in various faculties of the institution have remained as they were several sessions ago and there is no such plan to increase them. This truth can be verified on the university websites and various portals designed for students’ registration and which can be assessed via www.fuoye.edu.ng.
“We, therefore, urge our prospective and recently admitted students not to panic as such news of alleged fees’ hike is strange and untrue and should therefore be discarded.
“The general public is also urged to ensure that they verify any news involving our great citadel of learning from our official website before they believe them or not, ” he said.