UNIJOS Management Bows To Pressure, Crashes School Fees
Following protests by students of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, in Plateau State, the management of the institution says it has reduced tuition fees payable by its students.
This was as students of the institution prior to the decision, had reportedly staged a protest against the recent hike in tuition fees by the university management.
The students who were said to have been mobilised by leaders of the university’s Students Union Government, had allegedly blocked several roads leading to the university campus according to a recorded video which has since gone viral.
The protesting students had called out the university management over it’s recent increment of school fees and charges for other services rendered by the institution, demanding an immediate reversal of the increase.
The students said Nigerians were already going through a lot of hardship, hence the need for the authorities not to complicate the already bad situation with further fee increments.
Few days after, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Tanko Ishaya, in a telephone interview with newsmen announced that the institution has crashed its fees.
According to him, the decision to reduce the fees followed a series of negotiations between UNIJOS authorities, students and other stakeholders.
He said, “UNIJOS fees have been crashed from whatever that had been published before. In fact, students of non-science courses will now be paying N105,000. The science students will be paying N135,000 and N140,000 for laboratories; so we have crashed significantly our charges.
“So, in all, returning students will be paying N140,000. In fact, some are now to pay N135,000 in total, that is those that are laboratory-based. Those that are not laboratory-based are paying less.
“It is important that the information gets out there because of some negative media reportage