EKSU VC begs parents to pay N2 billion outstanding tuition
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, has appealed to parents to pay the N2 billion outstanding tuition owed by their children to enable the institution gain financial strength to execute beneficial projects.
Olanipekun also said that the university was currently partnering with the ICT University, Louisiana, United States (U.S.), for the building of $5 million e-learning facility in EKSU to encourage virtual learning and to boost EKSU’s rating on web metrics ranking.
The VC spoke in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, during a press conference to kick off the week-long 24th convocation ceremonies of the university. Olanipekun said: “Our students are owing N2 billion being outstanding tuitions yet to be paid into the university’s coffers.
“As part of the ways to recover the debt, the university is going to generate institutional e-mails to all students where we can interface. But if you are owing, there is no way you can interface with lecturers. We are using this as online and physical teaching methodologies. You can’t interact with your lecturers or supervisors either for lecture or seminar as a debtor.
“We are appealing to parents to please pay for their children to help our financial situation.” He said that under his leadership, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria had granted full accreditation for the running of medicine and surgery by the university.