TASUED Bows To Pressure, Slashes Tuition Fees By 40 Percent - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

TASUED Bows To Pressure, Slashes Tuition Fees By 40 Percent

The management of the Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun, near Ijebu Ode, has finally bowed to pressure, announcing almost 40 per cent cut in the recent hike in the tuition fees  payable by students of the Ogun State Government owned institution 
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwole Banjo who announced the reduction on Wednesday, during a press conference marking the combined 13th, 14th and 15th convocation ceremonies of the institution, said the step was taken to ameliorate the pains of students and their parents in this trying period.

The management of the university according to him,  has also given the students the grace to pay twice.

The Vice-Chancellor explained that a series of meetings between the management, student leaders and other stakeholders were held where the decisions were taken.

With the development, students who were initially asked to pay N260,000 tuition fees will now pay N148,000 for stale students in education, while their counterparts in science will pay N158,000.

New students in science will pay N180,000, while those in education will pay N170,000.

Banjo explained further that 60 per cent of the fee must be paid at the start of the first semester, while the balance is to be paid at the beginning of the second semester.

Reacting to the recent security challenges students faced off campus, the VC assured the students that the police authorities had swung into action and that the Ogun State Government also promptly responded.

“The students that were brutalised by hoodlums were treated appropriately. They were kept at the University Guest House for about two weeks and they sat for their semester examinations. When they resume, they will undergo counselling", he stated.

“We are also going to roll out forms for our students who live off campus to fill in conjunction with their landlords for our Directorate of Students Affairs to be able to keep a tab on the students anywhere they are. The hostels we have do not face such challenges and we are working with private investors on the construction of hostels for our students,” he added.

He revealed that a total of 5,153 would be graduating out of which 18 obtained first-class degrees while  a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Tunde Lemo, is to  be honoured with a doctorate during the convocation.

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