It has been evidently proven that Nigeria has a large number of universities, both public and private which have spread across the country in different regions and geopolitical zones? Education is highly required in a sane country as it helps to increase the level of efficiency of both the human and natural resources.
In light of the above, every country ensures that educating their citizens is paramount. Hence, they urge their citizens to get them equipped with adequate and necessary knowledge. However with the turn of things in the economy, there has been a slight change in the allotted amount of tuition fees in every institution.
In this article, we’ve decided to take you on a journey to the South West region of Nigeria, which comprises 7 states and to analyze the proposed tuition fees in comparison to the old amount.
1) University of Ibadan (UI) – 49,000 NGN to 64,000 NGN
The University of Ibadan is the oldest university in Nigeria that is established in 1948. As the name comes, University of Ibadan, It proves that it is located in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State. It is widely known for excellence at large and it offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields, including the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. UI, as it is called in short is known for its high academic standards, research excellence, and notable alumni. Following the rumor of increased tuition fees of universities, the University of Ibadan has also joined the queue as the latest fees for 2023/2024 session ranges from 49,000 NGN to 64,000 NGN for both Fresh students and Direct Entry students.
On the other hand, the current tuition fees for satellites or returning students ranges from 38, 000 NGN to 55,000 NGN, depending on the department but there is only a slight change in the amount of tuition fees. However, this is just an insight its better you visit your preferred department to know the actual amount allotted to each department.
2) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) – 32,000 NGN to 43,000 NGN
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, shortly known as FUNAAB is one of the universities established in the late 90s, precisely was established in 1988 and is located in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. The university is an agriculture specialized institution that offers degree in a lot of Agricultural related courses, in sciences, engineering, and other related disciplines.
FUNAAB offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields such as agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and environmental sciences. In a bit to succum to the order of the government, the new released tuition fees in FUNAAB for fresh students ranges from 32,000 NGN to 43,000 NGN while the new released tuition fees for returning students ranges from 21,000 NGN to 32,000 NGN. However, the fees for different departments vary from each other.
3) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) – 89,000 NGN to 164,000 NGN
Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly known as the University of Ife, was established in 1962 and is located in Ile-Ife, Osun State. This citadel of learning is well known as the African most beautiful campus because of its outstanding structures. Also, it is always topping the list when it comes to producing outstanding and excellent students. The university is known for its beautiful campus, academic excellence, and research output. OAU offers various disciplines varying from undergraduate, postgraduate and masters courses in various fields such as science, agriculture, social science, engineering, law, medicine, art and humanities.
Before the change in proposed tuition fees, returning students pay fees ranging from 21,000 NGN to about 34,000 NGN which is strictly based on departments. While fresh students pay ranges from 64,000 NGN to about 96,000 NGN, where the department of medicine and pharmacy tends to take up the highest amount. However, having embraced the new policy the proposed tuition fees for returning students released by the management of the institution ranges from 89,000 NGN to 164,000 NGN. The hike in tuition fees has however lead to an indefinite protest currently going on campus and we hope immediate actions will be taken over it.
4) Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) – 92,000 NGN – 100,000 NGN
The Federal University of Technology, Akure, was established in 1981 and is located in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State. The university is widely known for its prowess when it comes to technology. It specializes basically in science, engineering, and technology-related courses. FUTA, as the giant in technology-related courses, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines such as agriculture, engineering, environmental sciences, and management sciences. With the ongoging school fees saga, there has been an increment of school fees in FUTA with a percentage of about 115%. It has been an added burden to both the fresh and returning students. As at now, the fees for the returning students ranges from 32,000 NGN to 43,000 NGN while that of the fresh students ranges from 92,000 NGN tending towards 100,000 NGN including acceptance fees for 40,000 NGN. It has been a tough time for the students and parents at large but I’m sure we will all be fine.
5) University of Lagos (UNILAG) – 120,000 NGN to 170,000 NGN
The University of Lagos, a closed competitor with Oba Awon University was established in 1962 and is located in Akoka, Lagos State. For over five years, the university has been one of the top three universities doing exceptionally well in the country. It offers vast degrees in various fields such as medicine, social science, law, engineering and education among other disciplines. This citadel of learning is widely known for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields such as arts, engineering, law, medicine, and social sciences. UNILAG as it is known in short is well sighted for its academic excellence, research output, and notable alumni.
University of Lagos is also not left out in the skyrocket tuition fees saga. It is among the first set of institutions that implemented the new policy of increment in tuition fees. Thus, the university announced that the new seasonal tuition fees for returning students ranges from 82,000 NGN to 121,000 NGN (including studio and laboratory courses). While new students are to pay amount ranging from 120,000 NGN to 170,000 NGN (including studio and laboratory courses). These proposed tuition fees are reduced after lots of protests made my students.
6) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) – 99,000 NGN to 108,000 NGN
The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, is one of the recently established universities by the federal government. It was established in 2011 and is located in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The university is doing its best also craving names for itself amongst its competitors. This institution offers various diversity of disciplines from undergraduate to postgraduate courses in various fields such as agriculture, arts, engineering, and social sciences. FUOYE is widely known to have a more focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.
FUOYE is reasonable enough not to give students and parent’s heart attack as its increase in tuition fees is quite reasonable. The proposed tuition fees for this institution range from 99,000 NGN to 108,000 NGN including acceptance fees for the fresh students and 40,000 NGN to 48,000 NGN for returning students. Having said this, ensure you check your portal or visit your department to know the exact amount you are to pay.
7) Federal University, Lokoja (FUL) – 61,000 NGN to 70,000 NGN
The Federal University, Lokoja, is among one of the nine newly established federal universities in Nigeria in 2011 and is located in Lokoja, the capital city of Kogi State. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields such as arts, science, and social sciences. FUL is known for its focus on research, innovation, and community service.
Currently, the proposed tuition fees for the Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State for both returning and fresh students has now been announced for the 2023/2024 session. The fees is reasonable as fresh students are to pay amount ranging from 61,000 NGN to 70,000 NGN while returning students are to pay the range of the sum of 45,000 NGN to 53,000 NGN all depending and the department.
With the above information, I’m sure you’ve had an insight of the new seasonal tuition fees for the aforementioned federal universities. However, it is advisable to visit the respective department to know the actual amount to pay.