Cheering news emanating from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has it that, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Benjamine Chukwuma Ozumba, has reduced tuition fees by 50 percent.
The students of the institution commend the Vice Chancellor for understanding the plight of students and in today’s harsh economy.
It would be recalled that the astute professor made this promise at a show organized by a telecommunication network, Etisalat, on the 8th of August 2014, which he was invited to make the raffle draw for the grand prize of a car.
Just before he made the draw, Prof. Ozumba, who is a professor of Obstetricis and Gynaecology said: “I will join Etisalat to package something for the youths on the forth-coming International Youth Day because they are dear to my heart. The Student Union Government, SUG, will receive three buses, and I will cut the tuition fees by 50 percent.”
In the recent publication of the tuition fees of the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session, the V.C. ensured that his words came to reality as the 50% reduction was reflected.
Reacting to the development, a student, Wilfred F. Aziegbe. described the act as compassionate, said: “Prof. Ozumba is a compassionate man. He understands the plight of students and in today’s harsh economy, just a few would take such steps.”
“Good things should be commended. Ozumba’s steps to see tuition fees reduced, politics or humane, is commendable.” Said Onyekere
Ifeanyi, a student of Faculty of Arts, futher projecting his goodness expressed: “He is doing a good job, let’s hope he finishes well.”
However, Victor G. Ugwuoke thinks differently about the development, according to him: “He enjoys a good reputation but he is doing it for political reasons.”
Supporting this assertion, Igiri Israel said: “I think he intends winning the hearts of everyone with that. Everyone has his strategies, perhaps this is the one Ozumba intends to employ.” according to him, “he could have hidden motives.”
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