Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State has elevated its lodging payment from N70,000 to N300,000 for a session.
A memo issued by the college to announce the brand new payment for one more tutorial session was obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday.
In the doc with the reference quantity: FUNAI/COM/S/105/Vol.1/ dated 02/08/2021 and signed by Deputy Registrar/Secretary, College of Medical Sciences, Dr F.C Albi-Oparaocha, the overall college charges for medical college students quantity to N513,500.
Students of the college have condemned the hike in lodging charges from N70,000 to N300,000.
For occasion, a 400-level scientific pupil of the college, who spoke on the situation of anonymity, stated the hostel payment has been going up for a while.
The college now proposes to extend lodging charges for college students from N70,000 to N300,000, which is simply too thought of too excessive for college students to pay given the financial woes bedevilling Nigeria.
“I am a Clinical student of Alex Ekwueme Federal University in Ebonyi state. The school management wants to make the accommodation fee N300,000. The fee has been going up for a while.
“Initially we paid N30,000 for hostel and N20,000 for warning payment. So, the entire package deal was N50,000 earlier than.
“The last highest amount was N70,000. Our school fees were the highest of course as medical students. Other students paid N44,000 but we pay N104,000, with development levy inclusive.
“But, that is an excessive amount of in case you have a look at the financial state of affairs of the nation. The bone of competition right here is the lodging payment. I’m in 400 stage and I feel the media ought to assist us,” the source said.
When asked about the position of the Student-Governing body, he said the executive members of the Students Union Government had a meeting with the management of the school on Wednesday but the outcome did not seem favourable to students.
“I feel the SUG had a gathering with the college administration yesterday however the end result would possibly probably not favour us,” he added.