Governor Ikpeazu Reacts After ABSU Imposed N15,000 ‘Pandemic Prevention Price’ On College students
The administration of Abia State College has been ordered to cancel the controversial N15,000 pandemic prevention charge imposed on college students.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State gave the directive throughout a City Corridor assembly with college students and administration of the college on Thursday November 5.
He added that his authorities pays N30,000 to every Abia pupil within the establishment as additional assist to them, their mother and father and guardians.
“Yesterday, I had a City Corridor assembly with college students and administration of Abia State College the place a charge of N25,000 per pupil was proposed as a medical charge however slashed to N15,000 to assist ABSU put in place sufficient measures to guard the quickly to renew college students from COVID-19 pandemic.
“In that very same assembly, I accredited quick bursary cost to college students of Abia origin in ABSU, to alleviate influence of COVID-19 on them & allow them meet the medical charge obligations with ease.
“Nonetheless, after a deep overview of the settlement & its possible impact on all the scholars & their mother and father, I’ve directed the quick scrapping of the “pandemic prevention charge” by college administration.
“Our authorities will now go forward to pay N30,000 to every Abia pupil within the establishment as additional assist to them, their mother and father and guardians on this very tough second of financial downturn brought on by the worldwide well being disaster.
”Let me additionally add that we’re pleased with the progress made by the establishment previously 5 years and can proceed to assist them.“