The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ekiti Axis says it has reached a compromise with the management of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) over sundry fees payment deadline for fresh students.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on the 8th of July made available to UCJ FUOYE.
Recall that NANS expressed its displeasure towards the proposed actions of FUOYE’s management via a memo on the 25th of June.
The memo released noted that the association is not in support of FUOYE’s move to terminate the studentships of fresh students unable to pay their school fees before the 30th of June.
The association went ahead to demand that “no studentship should be terminated.”
According to the statement, NANS instructed that “Anybody in this category that has a full payment or 50% upward of the fee should pay on or before 16th July 2020, and those that have below 50% of the fee should go to the registry unit of the university to take an undertaking before the above date that they will pay up the fee before the first-semester examination so as to secure their studentship and get matriculated.”
The statement also added that the resolution will take effect immediately as the association further advised the affected students to comply with the instructions stated in the memo.
The school has, however, not explicitly stated its stance on the termination of studentships.
The school’s management through the Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, released a memo which explained a change in the matriculation ceremony.
The memo stated that all fresh students who have paid their acceptance fees are eligible for the matriculation.
The memo dated 10th of July stated that the online matriculation has been rescheduled to take place on the 28th of July via Zoom.
The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr Dosu Malomo, said: “All those who accepted (their admission) will matriculate.”
Speaking to UCJ FUOYE, Paul Omoniyi, a 100 level student of the institution expressed his thoughts on the University’s decision.
“I can see the efforts and relentless pursuit for greater things by the school management. But the school management should please make the matriculation hold on the new date announced,” he said.
“Any further adjustment of the date might make the students lose their interest in the online matriculation,” he concluded in reaction to the postponement.
In an interview with Alli Titilope, a fresh student of the Animal Production and Health department, she expressed her displeasure with the proposed matriculation method.
“Doing matric online is not completely balanced. Some don’t even have an android phone not to talk of data to run the Zoom app. A friend of mine who doesn’t have a smartphone is not even planning to get one anytime soon,” she said.
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