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OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER
STUDENTS’ UNION GOVERNMENT
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
Re: ALLEGED ADDITION OF N16,000.00 TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, UNN SCHOOL FEES
While we appreciate the fact that we are in an academic environment, and thus students are free to react to rumours and hearsays especially via social media, we also wish to encourage all well-meaning Lions and Lionesses to always confirm rumours before either sharing or making negative comments, especially as regards unpleasant rumours.
Here is what you need to know about the proposed addition to the school fees. The Students’ Union Government was approached with a proposal for the establishment of an online program for students at the cost of N15,000.00 for each student.
Considering the objectives of the programme and its benefits to the students we agreed that it is a laudable proposal but should either be made optional or totally forgotten. We understand the economic situation of the country and the many fees we have been paying as students to which any further addition will not be welcomed. This is our stand and we are doing our best to ensure it carries the day.
Deliberations on this have been ongoing and we have kept it from you because it was totally unnecessary to cause undue agitation to students while we worked. However, news about this was made public, and mixed up with a lot of wrong inclusions, thus making you believe the wrong things.
Please note that we are doing our best to protect, not just your interest but ours as well since we are all students passing through the same challenges in Den.
Our demand to the proponent is as follows:
1. Make it optional
2. Add it to the university curriculum at no extra cost to the students or
3. Forget about it totally.
Whichever works of these options will be for the good of the students, and whatever the outcome of our deliberation will be communicated to you as promptly as possible.
Finally, we wish to solicit your earnest prayers as we continue to do our best to ensure that the mandate you have given to us does not suffer. The Students’ Union Government, under the leadership of Comr. Chukwu Emmanuel is poised to serve you to the best of our efforts so you may be proud of your decision to entrust to us the protection of your interest.
Comr. Okeke Chibueze O.