Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, on Friday announced a 33 per cent reduction in school fees of students in the Faculty of Arts of the institution.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Christian Anieke on Friday in Enugu while briefing journalists on the flag-off of admissions into the academic programmes of the institution for the 2021/2022 Academic Session. He also announced the expansion of the scholarship programme of the university to accommodate five students per session.
The Vice-chancellor, who is also a clergy, said that the fees reduction was aimed at assisting indigent students and their families considering the economic situation in the country. He said that the students in the affected faculty would now be paying N241, 200 instead of the N350, 000 they paid in the 2020/2021 school year.
According to him, the fees covered hostel accommodation, water and electricity supplies, security and others. He said “I do not know of any institution in this country that is talking about reduction of fees at a time when things are so expensive. The quality of our university is similar to that of first-generation private universities and even better in some courses. If we charge based on our quality, our fees will be higher. “We are doing this with the hope that God will be with us,” he said.
Anieke said that the university as part of its commitment to support indigent students had broadened its scholarship programme. He said scholarships will be given to five students that will desire to study music at the university.
According to him, more graduate and undergraduate programmes had been added in the university which according to him include PhD in Mathematics Education (Measurement and Evaluation), PhD in Accounting, PhD in Political Science, PhD in Microbiology and MA/ PhD in English and Literary Studies. Others are MSc in Mass Communication, Biology Education, Physics Education and Chemistry Education.