After being closed down following a student riot in November protesting imposition of illegal fees on them, the UNIJOS management had asked returning students to pay N12,000 as a surcharge when they resume on February 23rd, 2015.

However, after meeting with the NANS, the school management had reduced the amount to N6,000 per student and also lifted the suspension on 16 officials of the school’s student union government.

Punch reports…

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.

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