By: Aduwo Ayodele
Occasioned by the fear of the worsening economic downturn in the country, the University of Ibadan management has made public its resolve on new rates which would become effective as of Monday, 13th March 2023.
Published on the University’s Bulletin page on Friday, 3rd of March 2023, the University of Ibadan Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Adebowale has approved the revised rates “in view of apparent economic strains prompted by a 100% increase in the pump price of petrol” in the country at large.
“It has become expedient for the intra-campus transport fares to be reviewed upward to ease the financial strain on operators and at the same time not to overburden the commuters” the statement reads.
As approved, the transport rate from the University main gate to destinations such as Mellanby, Bookshop, Queens Hall, Tedder Hall, Bello Hall, Kuti Hall, SUB, Mosque, Catholic church, Chapel of Resurrection, PG College and Pharmacy would remain at the rate of #50.
However, the new rate to destinations such as the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science, Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Abadina, Botanical Garden, Awo Stadium, to all residential quarters per person and to other halls of residence, including Awo, Idia, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Independence Hall of Residence has henceforth been reviewed upward to #100.
In another category, the Management has approved the new price from the main gate to destinations such as Ajibode, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan Ajibode extension, and Tricycle drop (for not more than one passenger) to #150.
In a final category, the car drop rate for not more than two passengers has also been formally increased to #300.