In Benue: Ortom Orders Reversal Of State University Tuition Fees Increment

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Following the spasm of reaction that met the recently introduced conditional fees at the Benue State University (BSU), the State Governor, Samuel Ortom has directed an immediate reversal of tuition increment in the institution.

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Speaking on the matter in Markudi on Tuesday, the governor said that the current economic realities would not allow for warrant such increment.

His words: “Education is a major industry in our state, so the reaction that trailed the recently introduced conditional fees in BSU in order to raise funds internally to meet accreditation and other commitments due to paucity of funds is not feasible at this time.

“Whatever we do as a government should be in tandem with the wishes and aspirations of the people and since the people raised objections to the new policy of the management of the institution, it is better we stick with the people.

“We cannot afford the distraction the issue generated recently, and I have therefore directed the management of the institution to reverse the decision forthwith.

“At the right time, we will summon a meeting of stakeholders in the state where the matter would be discussed and resolved amicably without further rancour and bickering.”



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