Higher learning has begun in a handful of Universities across the country, as they try to bring students back to speed after the lost time they had during the ASUU Strike and various lockdown caused as a result of the pandemic and the #EndSARS peaceful protest.
In a bid to resume, Abia State University, Uturu, has sent a memo, to their students asking them to pay a certain amount of money which they tagged, “Pandemic Prevention Fee”.
In a memo that was signed by the school Registrar, Acho Elendu, informed the returning students that the University have resumed for the completion of First Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Session, as examination will commence on Monday, 16th November, 2020.
In the memo, all returning students are advised to come back with the sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000), for the “Pandemic Prevention Fee”, as that is the only way they can be allowed to register for their courses in preparation for their forth coming examination.
“Please note, that it is for the student’s health and that of others, that it will be necessary to show evidence of payment of the Pandemic Prevention Fee, before entry into any of the Campuses. Parents, Guardians and the Public are to note, as appropriate”, the memo reads.