Gov. Ikpeazu orders management of ABSU to cancel school fees hike by over 350%

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered the management of the State University to immediately cancel the increase in school fees announced on Monday, April 17.

The Governor made this known in a statement released by his media aide, Onyebuchi Ememanka said the increase which is by over 350% is unacceptable to the state government, especially in view of the current economic realities in the country.

He noted that while it is becoming increasingly challenging for the university to play its role under the current fiscal regime, the school’s management must understand clearly that it must ensure that children of the poor in the state are given the opportunity to access tertiary education.

The university management was also directed to engage with all relevant stakeholders in the community and have robust discussions before contemplating any geometric hike in school fees, assuring that the state government will continue to support the institution with subventions.


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