The administration of the Nnamdi Azikiwe College, Awka, Anambra State has lastly bowed to the strain of the scholars and drastically diminished tuition within the college.
This comes after a five-day negotiation with the College students Union Authorities of the establishment.
SaharaReporters reported that UNIZIK college students had taken to the streets, protesting the hike at school charges, and demanded a direct change within the charges.
One of many protesting college students, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Monday, stated, “Our college charges went from N20,100 to N56,700.
“College students are protesting at the moment in UNIZIK. There may be now no distinction between federal and state-owned faculties.”
The administration of the college negotiated with members of the SUG and finally reached a consensus on Friday, thus paving the best way for a easy matriculation ceremony that came about on Thursday.
Within the revised charges, incoming drugs, pharmacy, and science-based college students would henceforth pay N89000 as in opposition to over N100,000 earlier paid, whereas arts-based coursed would entice N84,000. Charges for returning college students had been additionally diminished from about N53000 to N40000 for science college students and N22,200 for artwork college students.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Joseph Ikechebelu, who led the negotiating workforce expressed delight that normalcy had lastly returned after the strain–soaked state of affairs of the previous few days.
The DVC stated, “The administration of the college and your entire college students’ physique are in complete settlement with the brand new schedule of charges. This has put to relaxation the data making the rounds that the scholars are agitating for a payment discount. With this settlement, any additional protest could be thought-about irrational and anyone concerned in it ought to be ready to face the results.”
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