International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Financial Implications of the B.A. French, German and Portuguese Degree Programmes at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Oyedele Olajumoke, Omidire Anike, Kofoworola Adeniyi

This study examines the cost of studying French, German and Portuguese at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Primary data were acquired through the administration of questionnaires to students of French, German and Portuguese of the Department of Foreign Languages, OAU to know the cost of their studies so far at the University. Secondary data were obtained through the use of the OAU prospectus and online materials to access the cost of the B.A. Degree programme. In addition, journals, books and official documents of the Department of Foreign Languages, OAU about the cost of the Year Abroad Programme (YAP) and the Equivalent Year Abroad Programme (EYAP) were consulted. The study concludes that foreign language studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University is relatively high compared to the minimum wage of #18,000 (less than $100) of the average Nigerian civil servant.

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