- The management of EKSU is worried by the N2 billion tuition fees owed by the students of the institution
- The Vice-Chancellor of the University disclosed that the school is in dire need of the funds to undertake certain projects
- The VC urged parents of EKSU students to offset their bills in due time for the sake of the University
The Vice-Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Professor Eddy Olanipekun on Monday, December 14 appealed to parents to pay their children's fees to enable the institution to gain financial strength to execute beneficial projects on campus.
Professor Olanipekun revealed that the University is being owed N2 billion outstanding tuition fees, Vanguard reports.
Detailing why the management needs the money, he said EKSU is currently partnering with the ICT University, Louisiana, United States of America, for the building of a $5 million e-learning facility in the school.
He stated that the facility will encourage virtual learning and boost EKSU’s rating on webometrics ranking.
“We are appealing to parents to please pay for their children to help our financial situation.”
Meanwhile, in Delta, the state government has approved the release of funds for the payment of the 2019/2020 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students of the state origin in tertiary institutions across the country.
Commissioner for information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, on Tuesday, December 15.
According to him, the payment will commence before the end of the week.
The move has sparked jubilation among indigent students in the south-south state as some are still at home due to the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Last year, the Delta state government approved the total sum of N381million for its 2018/2019 bursary scheme for indigent students in higher institutions across the country.
The state government approved that over 17,000 students benefit from financial assistance out of 24,000 who applied at the time.
Meanwhile, four months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari intervened in the unfortunate situation of the stranded Nigerian students who are on the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The president ordered the payment of fees and stipends of the students who are studying outside the shores of the country.
President Buhari conveyed the directive to the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, following the protest of the students which was trending on social media at the time.
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