As most tertiary institutions across the country prepare to resume full academic activities following the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled not just the educational sector but also other critical sectors of the country’s economy, enforcement of the Covid-19 guidelines have now become an avenue employed by universities to extort students.
Leading this unholy charge against the hard earned money of innocent Nigerians is non than Abia State University Uturu which has capitalized on the said guidelines to compel students to pay N15,000 on resumption for what they christained “Pandemic Prevention Fee”.
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Uche Ikonne through a letter signed by the University Registrar Acho Elondu, dated October 21st 2020, mandating all returning students to pay the fees and register their courses to be eligible to participate in the first semester examination.
“Please note, that it is for the student’s health and that of others, that it will be necessary to show evidence of the Pandemic Prevention Fee before entry into any of the campuse” the letter read.
According to sources, the instruction by the University management was arguably necessitated after the Pandemic Fraudsters fumigated the hostels and lecture halls ahead of the resumption for the completion of the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic session on 26th October 2020.