FUOYE speaks on reports of reduction in tuition fees

The Federal University in Oye Ekiti on Wednesday said the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, had not ordered any reduction of tuition fees.
Its Deputy Director, Corporate Services, Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye-Ekiti.
According to the statement, an online news media, www.opr.news, wrote a report that:  “FUOYE’s VC orders a substantial decrease in School fees,” which Ademuyiwa was not true.
The deputy director described the story as defamatory and libellous against the personality of the university’s vice Chancellor, adding that the writer was a quack and not a professional journalist.
He said the writer did not have a source of information neither did he or she interview any principal staff of the university to substantiate his or her facts.
The statement added: “The university has been drawn to a published story on an online news media www.opr.news titled: ‘FUOYE’s VC orders a substantial decrease in school fees.’
“The story to say the least is very unprofessional because it does not carry any byline, or attributed to any source.
“The writer did not speak or interview any university official, and no authority from any university document.
“As if that is not poor enough, the website has no visible contact, no vision, no mission statement as the webpage is fictitious, so is the news.
“It’s just a fabrication, a figment of writer’s imagination and a tissue of lies.
“For instance, Prof. Soremekun is 67 years old in 2020 and not 59 as the story fictitiously imagined. Also, the fees rate quoted had no official backing and does not represent the official school fees in the Federal University, Oye Ekiti.
”No serious organisation takes fictitious online media seriously, www.opr.news inclusive.
“If the operators are interested in news about FUOYE, they should do it professionally by asking for relevant information from the right sources.
“It is therefore a disservice to the university, and the students to do otherwise.”