The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife yesterday urged the students, parents and guardians to disregard unfounded rumour of an attempt to increase the tuition fees.
According to statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, although there may be paucity of funds from the Federal Government in running the Institutions of higher learning, which might have prompted some Universities to upwardly review their fees, but the situation in OAU is quite different.
Olarenwaju noted that the attention of the school authorities have been drawn to a news item in one of the daily newspaper where OAU was listed among the Universities that have increased their tuition fees.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, there is no meeting, either of the University management or Senate, where the fee increment was announced, and the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Tope Ogunbodede, has not contemplated on increasing any fee in OAU.
He added that the administrative and academic affairs of OAU will not be run in secret, stating that he will not renege on his pledge of running a very open and transparent administration.