The University of Jos,UNIJOS has been one of the best higher education institutions in the country.
It was the first-choice university for many students from Nigeria and abroad but could it remain the best forever?
One controvertial matter there is their school fees and complete lack of information of which their almost dead portal could not provide. The past years in the university has been marred by series after series of student protests and management issues.
One of the reasons why the students took to the streets was the school fees. The students protested against the high fees, however the university management ordered law enforcement agents to chase them away. This resulted in suspension of all academic activities and things became even worse.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNIJOS, Sebastian Maimako announced that the fees were going up even higher. Instead of ₦27,000, students now had to pay ₦45,000.
The university management explained the increase in fees with the general increase of prices for various goods and services. According to them, the university’s bill for electricity had increased from ₦12 million to ₦23 million per month, along with various other expenses.
If students were to pay ₦45,000 for their education, the university would be able to deal with their bills and provide the students with proper education and learning facilities.
Despite this, students were not very convinced by this reasoning, since the last time UNIJOS increased their fees, not much has changed in the university. The books were outdated, lecture halls were overflowing, some hostels were still in bad shape, and there was no Internet connection. So what was the point in paying more money, if nothing was changing?
It is factual to say that education gets more and more expensive every year and university tuition is quickly becoming a luxury that only the wealthiest can afford. So what are the University of Jos school fees for the upcoming year?
The University of Jos has not issued an official statement on new fees on their website. The information on the official website has not been updated since the 2015/2016 academic year.
The full breakdown of the old fees, could be accessed on www.unijos.edu.ng/fees
and according to that page, the tuition for new and returning students is free, but they have to pay other fees that amount to ₦20,000 for new students and ₦45,000 for returning students.
Tuition for new foreign students costs ₦150,000 (in addition to the ₦20,000 in other fees), while returning foreign students have to pay ₦50,000 for their tuition (in addition to ₦45,000 in other fees). As already said, there is not much faith on these data as there is no guarantee that the information displayed there is still relevant.
But! you can use the information about the 2015/2016 fees to have a general idea about how much you would need to pay at UNIJOS.
It is almost the custom of universities in Nigeria to raise their school fees each year, some with credible reasons like inflation but others because of sheer greed. It is currently uncertain whether the university of Jos has increased their fees or have sticked to their former fees.