Aware of the economic hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic Engr. David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State has reduced school fees paid by students of Ebonyi State University, EBSU.
The governor noted that the burdens on parents especially in catering for the students of Ebonyi State University had become more burdensome and encouraged more of students to go to university.
According to a press release issued by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, the school fees reduction is with effect from 2020/2021 academic session from year 1 to 5th year.
“All non indigenes of Ebonyi State University School fees reduced by Ten thousand Naira (#10,000.00) per student.
All indigenes of Ebonyi State in Ebonyi State University school fees reduced by Twenty Thousand Naira (#20, 000.00) per student”
He explained that “This amount will be aggregated and paid directly to Ebonyi State University management sometime in 2021”
“Note that last week, Ebonyi State Government released all monthly subventions owed to Ebonyi State University and additional Two Hundred Million Naira (#200, 000,000.00) Salary intervention fund totalling Five Hundred Million Naira (#500,000,000.00) to assist in staff salary payment off Ebonyi State University”.
“This sacrifice will be affecting some other government programmes like infrastructure development and provision of medical services in the state as they have become opportunity cost “.
“We request our young ones to start the process of registering themselves 200 per LGA to benefit from the #ENDSARS Empowerment fund which will be launched in November 2020”.