UNN VC meets SUG to reach agreement

UNN VC meets SUG to reach agreement

University of Nigeria, UNN, Vice Chancellor,

Professor Benjamin Ozumba has met with the

Students Union Government, SUG, to resolve the

issues emanating from the University’s

imposition of N70, 000 compulsory laptop

acquisition for all incoming students.

According to Vanguard report, a lot of the

students have accused the University

management of not having the best interest of

students at heart. It was agreed upon that a

protest will be staged on Monday, 9th of

November, but this was halted when the Union

President, Nsukka campus, Comrade Orji Ekene,

released a statement on Sunday notifying

students of the plan of the Union to meet the VC

on Monday to resolve the issue.

Parts of the statement dated 08/11/2015 read:

“A powerful but well articulated delegates of the

both Union chapters of Nsukka and Enugu

campuses will be meeting with the Vice

Chancellor tomorrow Monday 9/11/2015 at noon

not Tuesday again haven spoken with him on the

necessity of making haste while the sun shines”

ignorant and fertilized illiterates’ — UNN

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In response to the complaints of the students,

the school management also released a

statement thus: “The University Administration

has arrived at the following resolution after an

extensive discussion with the SUG. The laptop

fee is compulsory for all first years students but

there is an option to either pay once or in 3


” Seventy thousand naira for those who can pay

once. For those to pay over three instalments,

they will make a yearly payment of N25,000

spread over three sessions. The yearly laptop

installment will be added to the student’s

Service charge for the affected sessions. All non

first year students who want to be part of the

laptop program will have to make a one-time

payment of 70,000. There is no installment

provision for non first year students.”