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[19 Mar 17] :: STAKEHOLDERS OF UNIJOS AGREE TO FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED SCHOOL CHARGES
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STAKEHOLDERS OF UNIJOS AGREE TO FULL IMPLEMENTATION

OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED SCHOOL CHARGES

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Stakeholders, Parents and Guardians who have children and wards in
the University of Jos have

agreed to comply with the Federal Government directive on a new
school charges structure for

Federal Universities.

Speaking during a stakeholders meeting organized by the University
Management, the Vice-

Chancellor, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako informed the parents
and stakeholders that in

light of the current economic challenges, the charges currently being
paid by students was no

longer realistic. He outlined various areas of huge expenditure by the
University Administration

to include payment of electricity, provision of learning materials and
stationeries, provision of

accreditation requirements for academic Departments, running into
hundreds of millions as

against dwindling monthly subvention from the Federal Government.

The Vice-Chancellor noted that the situation is not peculiar to
University of Jos, as other Federal

Government owned Universities in the country were facing similar
challenges owing to the

competing demands on the Federal Government’s limited resources.

Professor Maimako, observed that the cost of running the University
has greatly increased with

several ongoing projects in the University now abandoned. He added
that the University has

launched the “Operation Beauty from Ashes” campaign to raise funds
to restock the Naraguta

Campus library that was gutted by fire, highlighting the contributions
made by Principal Officers

at ₦1 million each, Deans and Directors, ₦ 200,000 each, Students,
₦1,000 each, while staff

Unions are to pay lump sums.

In order to harmonize the school charges paid by students in Federal
Universities, the Federal

Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC)
issued a directive in 2015

approving a new school charges structure of Forty-Five Thousand
Naira (N45,000) for each

undergraduate student across board, to provide them with the basic
learning materials and

conducive learning environment.

The Vice-Chancellor appealed to all stakeholders especially parents
and guardians to put the

interest of their children and wards first to ensure that the University
serves them effectively. He

reminded them of the need to protect the interest of the University so
that it will still be relevant

for many generations to come.

Similarly, the Vice-Chancellor advised the parents and stakeholders to
ensure that their children

always pay their school charges at the designated places and channels
provided by the University

to protect them from falling victims of fraudsters.

Professor Maimako thanked the parents and stakeholders for their
support and assured that the

University would redouble its efforts towards providing quantitative
education that would meet

international standards.

Also contributing, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor
Nelson Ochekpe and Deputy

Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Teresa Nmadu, said
henceforth, the University will

set up a tracking system to notify parents and guardians about the
academic performance of their

wards while the University Administration had also resolved to inform
them on the status of their

children and wards to tackle the issue of expelled students still
masquerading as bonafide

students.

The occasion featured an interactive session where the stakeholders
commended the University

Management for providing them a platform to be adequately informed
about the activities in the

institution. At the end of the meeting, the stakeholders which included
Parents, Guardians, Staff

and Alumni among others, agreed that the University Administration
should commence the

implementation of the new school charges structure approved by the
Federal Government.

Abdullahi Abdullahi

Principal Assistant Registrar, Information and Publications
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