By Adejumo Kabir
The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife has debunked the rumors of increments of school fees.
The university management said that a very few students have been spreading an “unfounded rumour” that the management has concluded plans to increase tuition fees next session.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede described the rumour as is “outrightly unfounded and terribly mischievous.”
He said “for the avoidance of doubt, the university management wish to inform the general public, particularly Students, their parents and guardians, that Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, is a Federal Government Institution with well-structured administrative organs. It is, therefore, not possible to change the fees structure without discussion at the various levels.”
“Students are hereby strongly advised to shun the rumours and that they should be law abiding and go about their studies without indulging in any act that can truncate the smooth running of the second semester.”
“Accordingly, the management also wishes to state emphatically that it will not condone any act of lawlessness, vandalism or brigandage from any student or group of students; and will not hesitate to invoke sanctions on any erring student who, either by actions or utterances, have violated their matriculation oaths.