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David Umahi Fed varsity slashes school fees by 200 per cent, says VC Uneke

By Nnamdi Akpa Abakaliki
22 September 2022   |   2:05 am
The Vice Chancellor of the newly established David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu, Prof. Jesse Uneke, has said that following the takeover of the institution...

Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi. Photo/facebook/DavidNwezeUmahi2

The Vice Chancellor of the newly established David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu, Prof. Jesse Uneke, has said that following the takeover of the institution, formerly David Umahi University of Medical Sciences by the Federal Government, the school management has announced the reduction of the school fees by 200 per cent.

Uneke, who stated this at a media briefing in Uburu, noted that the decision to reduce the school fees is because the institution wants many people to be able to afford the university, adding that the fees for medical students have been slashed from N3million to N1million.

He noted that the institution is well equipped with modern technological equipment for academic learning, while stressing that the dialysis centre, which is first of it kind in West Africa, is near completion. He added that the centre, when completed, would take care of kidney related problems.

Uneke said: “What we are looking at is that we want as many people to be able to afford the university and now it has been able taken over by the Federal Government. If the Federal Government takes over our salaries, bring capital project fund, why should we keep the tuition fees so high even though I can tell you that to manage the facilities in this university is not a joke.

“We are trying to make the university affordable. If you look at the fees and you want to be very considerate, you cannot compare it with what is happening in other universities.

“We have done the MOU. As I am talking to you, the bill establishing the university is already in the National Assembly and we are hoping to conclude that within the next few months.

“Once that is done, you have the university law, the institution has taken off. We are getting more support from the Federal Government to strengthen what is happening.”

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