The Abia State University (ASU), students will pay Covid-19 pandemic fee of N15,000 on resumption of new academic session on Monday November 19.
The fee which had been described as Pandemic Prevention Fee by the University Authority in a memo is mandatory for all regular students.
A memo to the Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Uche Ekonne signed by the Registrar Acho Elenudu, dated October 21, 2020, said that the money must be paid before any student would be allowed to participate in the First Semester Examinations.
The memo, our correspondent obtained on Saturday, was titled: “Resumption for Completion of First Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Session.”
It read, “This is to inform all Regular Students of Abia State University, that the University resumed for the completion of First Semester, 2019/2020 academic session, on Monday October 26, 2020.
“Having fumigated the hostels and lecturer halls, students are expected to return from Monday November 9, 2020.
“The First Semester, 2019/2020 Examinations will commence on Monday, 16 November 2020.
“All returning students are to pay a pandemic prevention fee of N15,000 only, ensure registration of their courses, to be eligible to participate in the examinations.
“All payments should be made through the online payment system of the university, before commencement of the examinations.
“Please note, that it is for the student’s health and that of others, that it will be necessary to show evidence of payment of the pandemic prevention fee before entry into any of the campuses.
“Parents, guardians and public are to note, as appropriate. All COVID- protocols will be strictly observed.”