Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has reduced the state university fees across the board for students.
By this, none indigenes of the state who have been paying N128,000 per annum before now will now be paying 118,000 while the indigenes will now be paying N77,000 away from the former N87,000.
governor Umahi, who announced the reduction in the fees today, Friday during an interactive forum with the management and staff of the university at the permanent site, Ezzamgbo, said that the reduction which would take effect from next year, is for both students of Ebonyi origin and non-Ebonyians.
The governor said that the reduction was necessary because students of the university paid almost the highest fees in the South- East and South-South, adding that the slash was to cushion the suffering of the students and their parents.
He however enjoined the students to avoid cultism and criminal tendencies in order to continue to enjoy the tuition reduction.
The governor had, while announcing 3,000 bags of rice and N10 million for the students of the university as their Christmas gifts, over heard them chanting, “reduce our fees, reduce our fees.”
He also donated two buses to the Students Union Government for easy transportation of students and lectures.
He also announced the donation of rice each to all staff of the university with N5 million to be shared by them for the Yuletide.
Umahi approved all promotions of the university staff which had been kept on hold for years and gave the university authorities N100m loan for agricultural activities. [myad]