Varsity tuition to be increased by 20%

A proposal for a 20% increase in student tuition has been passed for approval.

Nasarawa State University

The VC made the disclosure on Wednesday, November 23, during a visit from members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa State Council, Punch reports.

Mainoma, however, stated that the proposal made by the management was still subject to approval by the varsity's governing council and the State Government.

According to Mainoma, the increment became necessary due to the shortcomings in the subventions from the state government and the ever dwindling sources of funding.

He explained that the monthly allocation from the state government stood at N129m, while the institution’s salary wage bill is N229m, which leaves the management the burden of raising N100m monthly from other sources to augment what is given.

Maitama says that upon the approval of the proposal, the tuition increment would only affect the new intakes for the 2016/2017 academic session.

Punch reports that the VC also announced the school resumption set for January 2, 2017, instead of the prior stated date of November 27.

He explained that the postponement of the resumption date was to allow the senate of the university to meet and approve the results from the last examination.

Mainoma went on to assure parents as well as students that the management was putting in its best efforts to provide hostel accommodation for students considering the exorbitant cost charged for rent by landlords off campus.

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