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ON THE ISSUE OF STUDENTS’ MANDATORY ACQUISITION OF LAPTOP BY UNN MANAGEMENT
Article by: Arinze Cardinal
I am maniacally bewildered by this unholy odoriferous saga; going gargantuan gaga. This has been a worrisome issue for a period of time now that the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has mandated all the Freshers to purchase the N70, 000 laptop that was procured by the management.
I told myself that it can never be possible, now it’s already happening. It is so egregious, incongruous and utterly ignominious that the number one student has allowed this Mephistophelean act by the varsity’s management to come into full accomplishment.
I want to ask, did our freshers commit any crime by choosing the UNN? What is so important about laptop that parents are made to pay through their nose?
I have been using a laptop since my first year. The semester I failed to use a laptop due to loss of it was a testimony because the absence of that laptop boosted my GPA. This whole laptop conundrum will definitely have a boomerang effect.
It will help in making sure that ransacking FaceBook walls and downloading and watching of of movies take over the time for reading. Its economic effect will be quite lugubrious; for after being made to cascade the whopping sum of N160, 000+ some parents won’t be capable of providing any further financial help for their wards in the school. With little or no security system in the school, laptop theft will become a routine.
It is an indubitable fact that with this new jiggery-pokery called laptop policy many poor freshers will be loosing their admission because even if they sale their “ani obi” (only remaining plot of land), they can’t raise that humongous amount.
The only reason why evil strives is that good people do nothing and say nothing. I have strongly averred my voice on this issue. Let he/she who is holding the SUG mantle raise up and do the needful, else, posterity will judge us for this inhuman treatment to our fellow men and women.
I will be dropping my pen here, but before I fallout, I will like to reiterate my point: the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka should with immediate effect put a stop to this forceful laptop acquisition mantra, else, we will be left to construe that the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is presently governed by a kakistocratic government and is inherently laddened with an academic thalidomide.
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