UNIZIK SUG President Attack VC For Embezzlement of School Funds

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Tension is looming at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University,

Awka following a letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of

the university, Professor Joseph Ahaneku by the president

of the Students Union Government, SUG, Mr. Noble Eyisi

over some perceived anomalies in the institution.

As the students were circulating the letter in the

campus,Tuesday, security operatives tried as much as they

could to mop up the document, but it was late as most

people in the university community had got copies of it.

In the letter, several allegations were leveled against the VC

by the SUG, most of which bordering on corrupt tendencies.

For instance, the SUG alleged that for the first time, Year 1

students were asked to pay the sum of N7500 for what the

school management called ‘Biometric Capturing fee’,

adding that with about 6000 students admitted this session

paying the amount, the sum of N45 million was collected

and wondered what the money has been used for .

The students’ union president also demanded to know how

the students union dues paid annually were utilized

because, according to him, the students who are the sole

owners of the money have been demanding to know how

much is in the account.

Other demands of the students include reasons behind the

hike of the post-UME fee from N1000 to N2000 by the

present management of the university, why the

management objected to the food price of N150 per plate

initiated by the SUG, why SUG officials were not paid

allowances as obtainable in other tertiary institutions and

why the VC initiates and carries out policies that directly

affect the students without consulting them.

The letter said: “Our dear VC, the students are the bedrock

of any university. We demand that you take us as your

utmost priority. As this is a federal institution and in view of

the trending change and zero corruption in Nigeria through

our president –elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, we

demand a transparent system and a complete students-

oriented government.”

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