Different universities in Nigeria have resumed for a new session, and the payment of the tuition fee rests on the shoulders of parents.

The elimination of fuel subsidy has brought both challenges and hardship to the masses. Inflation bites hard across Nigeria, and a lot of parents might not be able to afford tertiary institutions’ fees. 

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In fact, most universities have increased their fees, but one university is taking the opposite route. 

Wesley University Slashes Tuition Fee By 50%

Tuition Fee Reduction

The management of the Wesley University, located in Ondo town, Ondo State, has announced a 50% cut in tuition.

The institute claimed that the development was a result of its efforts to advance humankind.

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This information was revealed on Monday in a statement provided to our correspondent by the university’s vice chancellor, Prof. Samuel Obeka.

He claims that the institution’s departments of Natural and Applied Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Finance and Investment, and Economics are eligible for a 50% tuition fee discount.

The VC explained that although the impacted programmes were extremely important to the development of Nigeria, students do not enroll in them in large numbers because of their “high tuition and assumed abstract or ambiguous nature”.

“The gesture was implemented to encourage parents and guardians to allow their children and wards to enjoy the benefits and endowments inherent in the institution.

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“This is also done in fulfilment of the promise made at the inception of our university to give opportunity to all Nigerians for professional and academic development, and thereby, contribute to national development.

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“The Methodist Church Nigeria thought it wise to establish Wesley University in Ondo. It is part of the church’s efforts to midwife effective and robust national ethos and practical implementation of national development policies.”

Wesley University Faculty

According to the Don, the university has nine colleges and 44 academic programmes that have all been accepted and certified by the National Universities Commission.

In the Colleges of Law, Arts, Education, Natural and Applied Sciences, Environmental Design and Management.

Also, there are Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Health Sciences, and Social and Management Sciences, he claimed that some of the programmes were offered.

“Wesley University also runs a school of postgraduate studies, a School of Continuing Education, as well as an Institute of Agricultural Research and Training.

“All ready to develop the skilled and well-informed manpower needed to move Nigeria forward in her quest for giant developmental strides,

Also, to take her pride of place among the comity of progressive and developed nations.

“The programmes in these colleges include – Community Health, Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Library and Information Science, as well as Law and Nursing Science,” he mentioned

However, Obeka pointed out that before raising tuition at government-owned universities, the administration should address the elimination of fuel subsidies and the practicality of the suggested palliative measures.

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