Osun State University, Osogbo, had directed all newly enrolled students who had not yet reached the age of 16 at the time the offer was made to either delay the offer or claim a refund of school fees.
According to Totorinews, over 100 students who were initially offered admission to the institution for the 2020/2021 academic session were advised to delay the offer or get back already paid school fees.
According to a statement issued by the university’s public relations officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola, claimed that the institution would not compromise its non-admission policy for underage students.
“The 2020 Brochure for UTME notes that the candidate must have reached the age of 16 years or will have done so on the first day of October in the year of his/her candidature,” Adesoji said.
“The VC clarified that, while some candidates who were underage as of the time specified in the 2020 brochure of the UTME erroneously find their way into the system, UNIOSUN, in its mercy, decided to defer the admissions of such candidates until they attain the requisite age, or they seek refund, which would not make them automatic admission to the institution.”
The institution also dismissed claims of increase in school fees, saying the university had not increased its school fees since year 2017.