Authorities of the University of Jos have
reduced the fees it asked returning students
to pay as surcharge after a riot by the
students had forced a closure of the
institution. The authorities were forced to close down
the institution in November last year after
the students had protested what they
described as imposition of illegal fees on
them. In announcing the resumption of the
university for academic activities on Monday,
February 23, 2015, and the commencement
of the botched second semester
examinations, the authorities had asked all
returning students to pay N12,000 each as surcharge for facilities that were damaged
during the unrest. They were also mandated to sign an
undertaking to be of good behaviour during
their remaining period as students of the
institution. Sensing that this could be another
invitation to a fresh crisis, the national body
of the students union was said was to have met the authorities on the issue. A statement by the Registrar, Mr. Danjuma
Jilli- Dandam, said after a meeting the
management of the university and officials of
the National Association of Nigerian Students
led by its National President, Tijani Shehu, on
Tuesday, the school had resolved that the surcharge be reduced from N12,000 to
N6,000. The university also lifted the suspension on
the 16 former officials of the dissolved
University of Jos Students Union Government
immediately and they be allowed to sit the
second semester examinations. Via The Punch Newspapers.

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