The Ambrose Alli University Alumni Association Worldwide held its general meeting on Thursday, June, 29th 2023. The meeting, which was attended by members from the United Kingdom, North America, East Africa and Nigeria, deliberated on the astronomical increase in tuition fees at the university.
After thorough deliberations on the issue, it was resolved as follows:
(1) That with the rising cost of living in Nigeria, government alone cannot fund education, however, a 300% increase is exorbitant.
(2) Consequently, an 11 member Committee was set up to look into the issue with a view to interfacing with the management of the University, the Special Intervention Team, the State Government, the Students Union Government and other stakeholders to proffer a workable solution in order to avert crisis in the university.
(3) Arising from the above, the Alumni Association Worldwide appeals to the management of the University and the Edo State Government to suspend the implementation of the increase in the interim.
(4) The Committee headed by the Worldwide President is to submit its report in one week. This it noted, is to ensure that the issue is resolved before the students’ resumption.
Signed: Dr. Clifford Omozeghian Esq. President AAU Alumni Association Worldwide Ekpoma.
Pastor Obaro Ikupa Publicity Secretary AAU Alumni Association Worldwide Ekpoma