The management of the university of Ibadan has said that all candidates who have been offered admission are to pay the new acceptance fee of 50,000.
Findings show that UI increased the acceptance fee from the initial 37,000 to 50,000 for the new academic session.
The registrar of the institution, G.O. Saliu made this disclosure via a statement signed and released by him via the university portal.
According to Saliu, all candidates that have been offered admission are to pay the fee.
“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 Fifty Thousand Hundred naira (N50,000.00) only on www.admissions.ui.edu.ng.
“Candidates who are yet to generate their admission letters are advised to do so before payment of the fee. Request for a refund of the acceptance fee will not be entertained.
“Candidates are to upload the following documents alongside the payment of the fee:
“An Institution’s copy of the Admission Letter, O/L result(s), PIN/SERIAL Numbers of WAEC/NECO scratch card for O’L results.
“The admission portal will open on Monday, 15 May to Friday, 23 June, 2023. Please note that there will be no extension of the deadline”.
Condemnations have continued to trail the recent increment of acceptance fee at the University of Ibadan to N50,000.
However, some parents and various groups within and outside the university community have continued to condemn the university’s management over the increment.
Some of the parents who spoke to pressmen described the increment as another way to deprive the children of the poor access to university education.
Others are of the opinion that the acceptance fee is illegal.
A parent, Mr. Adeolu Babalola maintained that many parents were still looking for a way to get the N37,000 old acceptance fee when the news of the increment was broken.
“It is a way to deprive the children of the poor access to university education. It is so unfortunate. People are still looking for a way to get N37,000 when they said they have increased it to N50,000.
“It is not good at all. We want the management to rescind the decision”.
Another parent, Mrs. Kolawole told pressmen that the introduction of acceptance fee was illegal.
“It is quite unfortunate that a university owned by the federal government is collecting acceptance fee. Why?
“During our own time, there is nothing like an acceptance fee. This one is too outrageous. N50,000 is enough for someone to complete a university degree if the system is working. We want the management to look into this and rescind the decision.”
Another parent, Mr. Jonathan Bamidele in his own contribution explained that such increment may increase the number of out of school children.
He said, “The implication is that people will say that university education is too expensive. Then many people will refuse to go to school again thereby increasing the number of out of school children in the country.
“This is a public university that is supposed to charge less than any other university in the country. UI is known for the best but they got it wrong in this aspect.
“It is the property of Nigeria, the federal government. Now that this university is charging this amount for only the acceptance fee, what will happen in other universities like private or state universities?”