The University of Ibadan is currently unstable as students of the institution are complaining about the recent decision of the school management to increase the school fee by 300%
Students in the college of Medicine are mostly affected.
As at last session, the school fees was #25,000 while accommodation fees was #14,000, however, this session the school fees has increased to #31,150 while accommodation fees skyrocketed to #30, 000 and #40,000 for students in the medical hostel.
Students in college of medicine were the most affected as the new levy called ‘clinical training levy’ was hyped from #75, 000 to #100,000. This fee affects medical students, dental students, nursing, human nutrition, med lab, physiotherapy, physiology, biochemistry and so on.
A student of the school who expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision wrote:
“they (school authorities) have been giving excuses like ‘the federal government is no longer funding us’ and all, but the major question is why only UI? UI isn’t the only school offering these courses and yet it is the only one that wants to impose a levy. Our student union was also suspended last year so I think this is an attempt by the school authorities to impose the fees on us hoping we wouldn’t put up a fight”