Federal University Oye-Ekiti has increased the acceptance fee to be paid by the newly admitted students to N40,000.
In the previous year, the fee was N35,000
According to the registration instruction posted on the school portal, ‘upon account validation, you will be required to pay a non-refundable sum of N40,000 only as acceptance fee’.
However, prior to paying 40,000, the admitted students will be “required to pay Clearance Processing Fee of 5,000 only after they have clicked the Accept Admission Offer Button to begin initial registration on the undergraduate portal.”
Both fees amounting to N45,000 are to be paid for acceptance of admission. It should be recalled that in the previous sessions there was nothing like Clearance Processing Fee.
Speaking to Campus Reporter, Ominuye Wuraola, a pre-degree student, said she paid 35,000 as acceptance when she was admitted for Pre-degree now the school asks N40,000 again. She further affirmed that she wondered why the fee is increasing at such an alarming rate.
The reasons for this increment is still unknown as at the time of writing this report and investigations revealed that the acceptance fee which was N30,000 in 2015 was increased to 35,000 in 2017 before being increased to 40,000, plus 5,000 this year.
Speaking to Campus Reporter, the Ag. Registrar of the school, Odeyinka Idowu Koyejo-Fasakin, affirmed that truly there had been an increment in acceptance fee, however, she said she is not in the right position to give an accurate breakdown or reason for the increment.
She, therefore, referred the correspondent to the Academic Officer, who also stated that he would not be able to answer the question because he is not the right man to give an answer. He concluded that the decision isn’t just a one-man decision but a collective one and directed the correspondent to the VC as the right person to ask.
After a week of seeking to speak with the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Godfrey Bakji, he said he knew nothing about the increment in the acceptance fee.
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