Parents React as University of Ibadan Increases Acceptance Fee

Parents React as University of Ibadan Increases Acceptance Fee

  • The management of the University of Ibadan, Oyo state, has increased the acceptance fee for newly-admitted students
  • The university, on its website, announced that prospective students are to pay N50,000 as their acceptance fee
  • The increment from N37,500 to N50,000 has generated a lot of reactions from parents and concerned students

Ibadan, Oyo state - The increment in the acceptance fee for newly-admitted students into the University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo state by the school management has generated numerous reactions.

Parents have complained bitterly about the increment as they see no justification for such a decision, the Guardian reported.

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Parents cry out over the University of Ibadan's increased acceptance fee. Photo Credit: @UniIbadan. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

On its website, the school disclosed that each student is to pay N50,000 as the acceptance fee.

The statement partially read:

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“Candidates who have been offered provisional admission and have generated their admission letters on CAPS are hereby advised to proceed with the payment of a non-refundable Acceptance Fee of N50,000 only.”

Speaking with The Guardian about the increment, a parent, who is also a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, said:

“It is serious. I have to pay an acceptance fee of N50,000 for my child.”

Adejoke Akinpelu, the principal assistant registrar and public relations officer of the Directorate of Public Communication, confirmed the hike and said only the registrar could speak on reasons the management came up with the increment.

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According to the statement, the group said it is against the decision of the university management to hike the acceptance fee from N37,500 to N50,000.

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