-From Joseph Obaro Ikupa:
The management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma has debunked the news trending in the media that it has increased tuition fees beyond the reach of ordinary students in AAU.
This is contained in a release by the Acting Registrar, Ambrose E. Odiase which was made available to Blank NEWS Online today.
According to the Ag. Registrar, all returning students of the university are to pay the same amount of fees that they paid in the 2021/2022 academic session. However, intending students of the university are advised to visit the university website to ascertain the fees applicable to them to determine if they can afford it before applying to the institution, paying acceptance fees and becoming students of the institution.
In his words: it has become necessary for the Management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to set the records straight regarding the issue of tuition fees for students at the University. This follows the misinformation that has been unleashed on the media space in the past few days by mischief makers who have been churning out staggering and inconsistent figures and claiming them to be the official school fees regime of the University.For the avoidance of doubt, and for the general information of all, there is no tuition fee increase for the 2022/2023 session in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma for returning students of the University. All tuition fees remain the same as in the 2021/2022 academic session for our students.Potential students are, however, advised to visit the University website at https://aauekpoma.edu.ng/2023/05/23/school-fees-schedule-for-2022-2023-academic-session/ to access the fees applicable to them and decide for themselves whether or not they wish to be students of the University.
Going further the release added: Management states categorically that no candidate seeking admission into Ambrose Alli University is yet a student of the University until he or she has matriculated. Such potential students should note that the offer of admission will lapse after two weeks from the date of publication of the admission list and that the payment of acceptance fee will determine those to be registered for matriculation. The University will not be prepared to admit beyond its quota. Management hopes the above information will be fully digested and advises anyone who seeks further clarification on the issue of fees charged at Ambrose Alli University to visit the University website at the address given above.
It would be recalled that the media space was last week flooded with publication of hike in fees at AAU Ekpoma which ranges between 245,000 for Faculty of Arts to over 800,000 for Medicine and Surgery while Law was put at 703,000. only, making the alumni association to wade into the matter as the President Dr. Clifford Omozeghian, appealed to all stakeholders to stay calm as his executive will liaise with Governor Godwin Obaseki for a possible downward review of the fees.
However, the Ag. Registrar has clarified that not only do the fees not apply to returning students of the university some of figures quoted are blown out of proportion.