A Nigerian tertiary institution, Abia State University has slammed N15000 as a compulsory COVID-19 resumption levy on students.
Focus Naija can report that the compulsory COVID-19 levy was contained in a memo made available to the medium announcing that the management of the institution has fumigated all lecture halls and hostels ahead of resumption.
According to the memo, the fee is a pandemic prevention levy for returning students that are expected to resume on Monday, 9th November, 2020.
The levy is to be paid directly into the institution’s online payment system before the commencement of the first semester examinations that has been slated to begin from Monday, 16th November 2020.
Read the memo below;
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University Chapter, on Wednesday, organised prayer sessions for God’s intervention over the prolonged nationwide strike and their internal issues.
Tribune Online reports that Christian and Muslim members of the union held prayer sessions at different venues at the same time crying to God for intervention.
Mr Mbave Garba, the former Vice Chairman of the union told Journalists at the end of the sessions that what was happening to public universities in the country was not ordinary, hence the need to turn to God.
“We have no other choice at this point than to turn to God for intervention because we have exhausted all other means to resolve the issues in vein.
“Apart from the nationwide strike action over IPPIS and other issues, we have serious internal matters with the management and with funding of the university.
“Our members have gone two months without salary and without any explanation for such action from the Taraba government and university management,” he said.
Garba prayed to God to touch the hearts of all the individuals and groups that are responsible for the amicable resolution of these issues so as to bring sanity into the system.