By Ike Uchechukwu
CALABAR—Academic activities at the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH, Calabar, are almost grounded following the inability of about 11,119 students to pay their mandatory fees for more than one academic session.
Vanguard gathered that the total indebtedness of the students stands at N1.2 billion, and the institution’s management was finding it difficult to handle both administrative and academic activities, hence its decision to publish the names of the affected students.
Meanwhile, the indebted students have been given a period of grace up till May 12, 2017 to pay up or risk suspension.
A source who pleaded anonymity told Vanguard that such students can only be readmitted upon re-application and payment of all outstanding fees.
The management staff also said the school was barely managing to cope with the administrative as well as academic activities.
He said: “Due to these hitches, the students have been given vacation to mobilize themselves to clear their indebtedness. The said students had earlier been given two weeks to pay up their pending fees which did not yield any result, so this is the last window of opportunity after which the school will take the necessary action which it has commenced with the publication of their names in the state owned newspaper.”