University of Ibadan Fee Hike to Cost New Students N412,000 Per Session, Take It Back Movement Says It’s Unacceptable

New students at the University of Ibadan will face a financial barrier to their education this year, as the university has announced fees of up to N412,000 per session.

The news of the fee increase was confirmed by the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. ‘Keye Abiona, who spoke to a journalist on Thursday morning.

When asked about the accuracy of the fees listed on the university’s portal, Prof. Abiona confirmed that the information was correct. However, he clarified that the fee increase only applies to new students, and not to returning students.

According to UCJUI, the new fees for incoming students vary by faculty within the university. Some faculties are facing higher fee increases than others.

Majority of the new students will have to pay a total of N412,000, including a bundle fee of N372,000 and additional technology and utility levies of N20,000 each. This is a significant increase from previous years, and has caused concern among students.

In response to the fee increase, the Take It Back Movement’s Student President, Oguntola Sunday Ayomide, issued a statement strongly opposing the decision. He highlighted the negative impact that the fee increase would have on students, their families, and the economy, and called on the university to reconsider the decision and find an alternative solution that would allow students to pursue their education without financial hardship.

The Take It Back Movement also pointed out that funding Education remains exclusive responsibility of the government. They emphasized that the university’s decision must be made with the interests of students and their families in mind.

In a powerful call to action, the Take It Back Movement rallied students to “stand up, reject and fight” against the fee increase, which they said was “unacceptable” and violated students’ right to affordable education. The movement emphasized the importance of coming together and taking a stand against policies that harm students and their families.


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