Rivers State University Increase Fees
The vice chancellor Prof.Blessing Chimezie Didia, had meeting with the student union government, SRC and SJC.
And the Agenda was all about school fees increment.
The vice chancellor, in the meeting insisted that the tuition fees will be inflated since other schools like NDU pays #110,000 and above, he further enumerated that, even ordinary UOE are paying #55,000 that there is a reason for this inflation. He further stressed that the proposed resumption date had been shifted to
5th Nov for fresh students
12th returning students
19th lectures starts due to the ongoing National Festival of art and culture in the school now.
Reasons for the increment
According to the information gotten, the reason for the increment is due to certain issues and financial problems of the school. The
STUDENT UNION held a meeting with the VC of RSU, on the meeting the VC said that
the school needs 46Millions to renovate one of their hostels named NDDC HOSTEL and due to this fact the hostel will not be opened.
Secondly, is the inability of the State Government to pay Lectures and School Staff.
He said that the new payments for indigenes will be 110,000 and non indigenes 160,000 .
Reasons for the increment of school fees.
1. School management will start paying there staff's salary.
2. School management is owing electricity bill of #300,000,000 and it need to be paid.
3. Renovation of Hostels. (Renovation of only NDDC hostel is #46,000,000).
4. Cutting of grass to make the school premises clean is #8,000,000 every month.
5. Maintenance of school generators #18,000,000.
These are some of the reasons for the increment.
A collective decision was made that no any form of increment should be made.
The president (SUG) in his closing remark said that he shall go back to the school management and tell them what has been agreed in the meeting that there should not be any increment. And dialogue also will be made with the school management.
He said that All students should not pay the fees, be it Freshers or Returning Students. Because they are against the increments. That they will meet the management for change, and if no solution to their plea they will take the matter to the state Government or there will be a PROTEST that will draw attention to everyone.
So in conclusion I advise the students to stay calm as we solicit and also ensure that the fees is affordable.
Hostels is now 43k for NDDC and others 33k.