The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Monday, said it would now charge students N30,000 per course as an examination re-sit fee.
The institution in a memo signed by its Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim said the approval for the re-sit would apply to students of Pharmacy and Basic Medical Sciences.
The PUNCH reports that a re-sit examination is taken when an individual fails a test or examination in the first instance.
The memo with reference number “FUOYE/REG/MM/105/Vol3/409 dated October 13, 2023 reads, “The University Management at its meeting held on 7th August 2023, considered and approved the request for students in the faculties of Pharmacy and Basic Medical Sciences to re-sit for examination starting from 200level and above.
Management also approved that the examination re-sit fee shall be Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) only per course.”
Meanwhile, some students of the institution, who spoke to our correspondent on Monday, expressed concern over what they tagged as the high cost of the examination re-sit fee.
A 300-level pharmacy student who spoke under the condition of anonymity said, “I was disturbed when I heard the news. Some of us have like three courses that we have to re-sit. That means we have to pay like N90,000. Where does the school expect us to get the money? We need PUNCH newspapers to help us. The N30,000 per course is too much.”
Another student who also spoke under anonymity also said, “ I can’t even tell my parents this and I have four to write. I don’t even know what to do at the moment, maybe to give up on life. I know it’s my fault that I had below 50 in the exam but 30,000 Naira is too much in this economy, Other schools don’t pay.
“When they sent the memo at first before we raised our voices against it I had to leave my parent’s house early in the morning heading to nowhere. I changed my route to cry in the church till they found me now that it is officially confirmed. I’ve lost hope about life.”
No official at the school could be reached on the matter at the time of filing this report.
However, a student leader who didn’t want his name in print noted that efforts were being made to reach the schools’ management on the matter.