By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA – AUTHORITIES of Anambra State University, Uli have announced the introduction of development levy to be paid by students of the institution as part of efforts to raise funds for infrastructural development in the university.
The state Governor, Mr. Peter Obi had already announced the commencement of construction of buildings for five additional faculties at the Igbariam campus of the university and in a bid to support government in the development of the university, the governing council at a meeting with parents and guardians on Monday, agreed to pay the development levy.
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the governing council, Prof. Elochukwu Amnchizi, who presided over the meeting, said that both the new and old students will pay the stipulated levy.
Amucheazi had suggested the need to raise funds to complement the subvention given by the state government for the numerous developmental projects going on in the school and for the purposes of ensuring of accrediting of courses offered by the institution.
The meeting however, rejected the suggestion for disparity in fees paid by the indigenes and non- indigenes as done by some other state universities in the federation, noting that it would sow the seed of discord among the students in the institution.
The stakeholders meeting also rejected the suggestion for slight increase in school fees paid by the students.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Ifeanacho Orajaka, said that it had become very imperative for steps to be taking to raise moreÂ funds for the institution as government alone cannot afford the cost of the development going on in the school.