The University of Ilorin has granted a 25 percent school fee discount to the children of its staff members.
The rebate was approved by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, following a meeting with university-based union leaders on Thursday, December 7.
According to a tweet shared via the institution’s handle on X, the discount is meant to cater to the staff welfare of the school.
The tweet stated that the VC’s decision “reflects a deep understanding of the economic challenges facing the country, and it’s a positive step towards supporting the university community.”
The tweet reads, “The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, has just given a major boost to staff welfare. Following this morning’s meeting with university-based union leaders, a 25% school fee rebate has been approved for the children of University of Ilorin staff.
“To avail of this incredible opportunity, staff members are requested to check their emails and respond to the provided links between 9 a.m. today (Thursday, December 7, 2023) and noon tomorrow (Friday, December 8, 2023).”
The union leaders, including the Chairman, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Alex Akanmu; the Chairman, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Naheem Falowo; the Chairman, of the National Association of Academic Technologists, Paul Awolola; and the Chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, UNILORIN Branch, Suberu Ibrahim, were instrumental in the decision-making process during the early morning meeting that began at 7:30 a.m.
The tweet further noted that the rebate applies to “officially registered biological children,” which covers both freshmen and returning students.”
It added that a maximum of four children of staff are eligible for the rebate.