The University of Ilorin has granted a 25 per cent school fees rebate to 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.
According to a tweet shared via the institution’s handle on X, the rebate seeks to cater to the staff welfare of the school.
The Registrar, Mr. Mansur Alfanla, shared the update in an interview with UNILORIN Bulletin.
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 read in parts, “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 fees 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, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Alex Akanmu; the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Naheem Falowo; the Chairman, National Association of Academic Technologists, Paul Awolola; and Chairman, 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 freshers and returning students.”
It added that a maximum of four children of staff are eligible for the rebate.
Reacting to the development on behalf of other unions, Akanmu, recognised and commended the VC and the “entire management for this positive move.”