Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the State University (ABSU) to cancel the N15,000 pandemic prevention fee which the university asked its students to pay before they can write their examinations.
The university had directed the students to make the payment through a memo dated October 2, and signed by the school’s registrar, Acho Elendu.
“Having fumigated the hostels and lecture halls, students are expected to return from Monday, 9th November, 2020.
“The first semester, 2019/2020 examinations will commence on Monday, 16th November, 2020.
“All returning students are to pay a pandemic prevention fee of fifteen thousand (N15,000) naira only, ensure registration of their courses, to be eligible to participate in the examinations.
“All payments should be made through the online payment system of the university, before commencement of the examinations.
“Please note that it is for the students health and that of others, that it will be necessary to show evidence of payment of the pandemic prevention fee before entry into any of the campuses,” the memo read.
But following the outcry among the students and people of the state, Ikpeazu via a post on Twitter said he has directed the university to scrap the fee.
See governor’s tweet below;