Nasarawa State University shifts position on school fees increment

The Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) has reneged on earlier decisions to increase tuition fees by 20 per cent for the 2015/2016 academic year.


Prof. Mohammed Mainoma, the Vice Chancellor of the University, had earlier disclosed that the management of the university had planned to increase tuition fees by 20 per cent, a move which was still subject to approval by the Governing Council of the university and the state government.

He stated that the monthly allocation from the state government stood at N129 million, while the institution has a salary wage bill of N229 million, leaving the management to augment with N100 million monthly from other sources, hence the need for the increase in fees.

However, in an internal memo signed by the registrar of the university, Dalhatu Mamman, the school management stated in clear terms that the proposed increase in fees has been shelved even though no reason was given for the latest action.

“For the avoidance of doubt, returning students should note that the existing school fees regime remains unchanged,” the statement said.

After its 60th regular meeting held last week, the Senate of the institution also adjusted the resumption date for the 2015/2016 academic session to 2nd January, 2017 as against the earlier date of 20th November, 2016.

“All returning students shall report for registration and academic activities with effect from 2nd January, 2017” it stated, adding that “resumption of fresh students to be announced in due course”.


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