“Cut back Our College Charges, We Do not Want The N30okay Money”
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
The governor of Abia state has been requested by college college students within the state to scale back their faculty charges.
The scholars underneath the aegis of Abia Joint College students Leaders begged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to reverse the choice to supply them the sum of N30,000 bursary to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 and as an alternative, scale back their faculty charges.
In keeping with them, decreasing faculty charges will probably be extra impactful.
In an announcement made obtainable to ABN TV, signed by the leaders of varied pupil union our bodies, in addition they known as on the governor to contemplate providing college students from different establishments such us Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State Faculty of Training (Technical) Arochukwu, Abia State Faculty of Well being sciences and administration know-how, Aba, Abia State instructing hospital, Aba, Abia State faculty of nursing, federal medical centre, Umuahia, Abia State faculty of nursing, Amachara and faculty of midwifery, Amachara, Umuahia, saying there are additionally Abia college students’ in all these establishments and never simply ASUU college students alone.
“That as an alternative of the Bursary Allocation of thirty thousand naira (N30,000,00) to every Abia college students, we kindly enchantment for the college charges to be lowered and therefore deducted immediately as it’ll additionally give extra credence and hope to Abia college students in varied Establishments in Abia State,” they mentioned.
The scholars additionally expressed concern over the extended ASUU strike that has disadvantaged them alternative to return to highschool, mourning their colleague, Anthony Ikechukwu who was killed through the #EndSARS protest in Lagos.
“We’re saddened and anxious over ASUU Strike which has saved most of us at residence and thereby depriving us of our Basic proper of learning as Nigerian college students and we additionally urge the Federal Authorities to swiftly reply positively as the way forward for our college students is at stake which is completely unacceptable, as your leaders, we will proceed to interact the related authorities critically and in any other case to make sure that the needful is finished.
“With a coronary heart full of ache and regrets, we commiserate with the household of Late Anthony Ikechukwu, certainly one of us, a pupil of Micheal Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike who was a sufferer of the Lekki toll gate bloodbath because of the #ENDSARS Protest and pray for his soul to search out relaxation within the bossom of the lord.
“Nonetheless, the state of Campuses in all of the tertiary establishments in Abia State has been a serious concern to us as it’s our topmost precedence to make sure that your consolation and emancipation are precisely achieved.
“We, subsequently respect the Govt Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu PhD for his fast response in scrapping of the Pandemic prevention price of fifteen thousand naira solely ( N15,000,00) Imposed on Abia State College, Uturu College students in addition to his pronouncement for bursary allocation of thirty thousand naira solely (N30,000,00) for every ABSU College students,” they added.