The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has abolished the “pandemic prevention fee” recently introduced by the Management of the Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu.
He announced the abolition of the fee during a Town Hall meeting with ABSU students and management of the school on Wednesday. He equally announced N30,000 grant to each Abia ABSU student.
Tweeting Thursday on the outcome of the meeting, Ikpeazu said:
“Yesterday, I had a Town Hall meeting with students & management of Abia State University where a fee of N25,000 per student was proposed as medical fee but slashed to N15,000 to help ABSU put in place adequate measures to protect the soon to resume students from COVID-19…”
“…on all the students & their parents, I’ve directed the immediate scrapping of the “pandemic prevention fee” by school management. Our government will now go ahead to pay N30,000 to each Abia student in the institution as further support to them, their parents…”
“…and guardians in this very difficult moment of economic downturn caused by the global health crisis.”
Governor Ikpeazu also tweeted that his administration is “proud of the progress made by the institution in the past 5 years and will continue to support them.”