-By Joseph Obaro Ikupa Worldwide Publicity Secretary, AAU Alumni Association
attention of the Alumni Association has been drawn to the astronomical increase in school fees changeable for various courses at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in the 2022/2023 Academic session. This is coming just after we rose from a courtesy call on the Governor.
The increment shows that students in the Faculty of Arts are to pay 243,750 except Mass Communication students who are to pay 293,750. Students in the Faculty of Agriculture are to pay 234,750 while Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences students are to pay 881,000 for Medicine & Surgery, Nursing 761,500, Medical MCB 558,500, Anatomy 356,000, Physiology 279,500 while others are to pay 650,000. Students of the Faculty of Law students are to pay 703,000. In the Faculty of Management Sciences the fees are 358,500 for Accountancy and 348,500 for Banking and Finance. Economics and Business Administration are to pay 328,000. In the Faculty of Physical Sciences Chemistry students are to pay 314,500, Computer Science, 325,000, Mathematics and physics 264,500. Students of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences are to pay 277,000 while others are to pay 243,750. All students in Faculty of Engineering are to pay 368,000 while students in Life Sciences are to pay 274,500 for Microbiology and 264,500 for other departments in the faculty.
Sequel to the above, there have been calls from within and outside the chores of Nigeria on the alumni association to intervene.
On this note we want to appeal to parents, teachers, students, alumni members and all stakeholders to exercise restrain on this matter as the alumni association will engage the government in negotiation to reduce this amount to ameliorate the impact on all affected parties.