The Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr
Ayorinde Ogunruku has debunked rumours that the university
authority was planning to increase tuition fees.
He was reacting to last week’s lecture boycott and protest for
restoration of the proscribed students’ union by students.
He said that the procedure for increase in fees is quite clear, adding
that no committee has met nor discussed anything whatsoever
about any increase in fees.
In a statement issued last week, Ogunruku said: “Further to the
circular issued on Sunday December 2, 2012 on the activities of
some students in the university, the attention of the university
management has been drawn to rumours being peddled by
some mischief makers to justify their nefarious illegalities that the
university has planned to increase school fees from the beginning
of the 2012/2013 session.
“Those concerned have today forced some students to boycott
classes without following the normal University regulations in that
He, however, enjoined students to disregard the lies which are
being orchestrated by some students in order to drum support
for their unscrupulous intentions.
He asserted that the university administration is committed to the
well being and wellness of all the members of the community.