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-