Abia State University has allegedly asked its returning students to pay the sum of 15,000 naira pandemic prevention fee, saying it is for the health of the students.
This is coming after schools and many other activities have shut down nationwide due to the COVID-10 pandemic, ASUU strike and then the hoodlums hijacking the #EndSARS protests.The instruction for the pandemic prevention was seen in a letter dated 21st October which surfaced on the social media space. “This is to onforrn all Regular Students of Abia State University, that the University resumed for the complete of First Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Sesston, on Monday, 26th October, 2020. Having fumigated the Hostels and Lecturer halls, Students are expected to return from Monday, 9th November, 2020”, the letter began.“The First Semester, 2019/Examinations will commence on Monday, 16th November, 2020. All Returning Students are to pay a Pandemic Prevention Fee of Fifteen Thousand (#15,000) Naira only, ensure registration of their Courses, to eligible to participate in the Examinations. All payments should be made through the online payment system of the University, before commerdertent of the Examinations.
Please note, that it is for the Students health and that of others, that It will be necessary to show proof of payment of the Pandemic Prevention Fee before entry Into any of the Campuses. Parents, Guardians. and the Public are to note, as appropriate. All COVID-19 Protocols will be strictly observed. Please be properly guided”, the letter reads.￼