The management of the Benue state University through the Vice Chancellor, Professor Msugh Moses Kembe has debunked a widely spread rumour about the institution planning to increase the school fees, emphasizing that such action has not been conceived.
Prof. Kembe dismissed the insinuation yesterday during a media chat with journalists at the University Senate Conference Hall, clarified that only conditional charges for new intakes and graduates have been reviewed.
“In order to shore up the internally generated revenue so as to meet up with the ever increasing cost of running the University on daily basis, we sought and obtained the approval of the Benue State Government for an upward review of Conditional Charges. I wish to lay emphasis here that this review only affects the new intakes and graduates. Returning students are not in any way affected by this review,” the Vice Chancellor stated.
He hinted that as a motivational strategy, the management of the institution has commenced award of scholarship to 18 best performing undergraduate students of the university in various disciplines; in line with the earlier approval of the university Council and Senate to boost the morale of students in academics.
Kembe posited that the University in its bid to ensure timely processing and release of examination results has introduced conference marking to make results available ready for consideration at departmental as well as faculty board meetings for onward submission to the Senate Business Committee for consideration and approval by the Senate.
Commenting on the code of conduct of staff and students, the Vice Chancellor said it became imperative for the University to address issues like academic integrity, sexual harassment of students, stating that anyone found violating the rules and regulations as contained in the students information book and regulations governing the condition of staff will be shown the way out.
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