The Governor of Abia state, Chief Theodore Orji, has order reduction of tuition fee being paid by students of Abia State University, Uturu by 20 per cent.
In a statement signed by Secretary to Abia State Government, Professor Mkpa Agu Mkpa, Governor Orji said the gesture was to boost education in the state.
“Following the present economic crunch in the country occasioned by the oil prices in the international market, as a result of which students of ABSU and their patents are in great difficulty coping with the demands of their school fees in the institution, His Excellency, the Governor of Abia State, Chief T.A. Orji as a demonstration of his sympathy with the plight of the students, their parents and guardians, has magnanimously approved the reduction of school fees payable by all students in Abia State University by 20 per cent across the board.
“This kind gesture of His Excellency seeks to ameliorate the hardship currently being experience by parents and students as a result of the said oil price fluctuations. Government therefore expects the staff, students and management of Abia State University, Uturu, to reciprocate the Governor’s kindness by remaining disciplined and law abiding at all times.”
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