Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu has announced a 33 percent tuition fee reduction for students in its Faculty of Arts.
According to NAN, Christian Anieke, the vice-chancellor, made the development known on Friday.
He spoke during a briefing on the commencement of admissions into the institution for the 2021/2022 session.
Anieke said the tuition cut is to assist indigent students, considering the challenging economic situation in the country.
The students in the affected faculty, he said, will now pay N241, 200, instead of N350, 000 for the 2020/2021 session.
Anieke said the fees cover hostel accommodation, water, electricity, security, among other things.
“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 VC said.
“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.”
Speaking further, Anieke announced that more programmes have been introduced in the university.
He listed them as including a PhD in Mathematics Education (measurement and evaluation), PhD in Accounting, PhD in Political Science, PhD in Microbiology, and an MA/PhD in English and Literary Studies.
Others, he said, are MSc in Mass Communication, MEd Biology, MEd Physics, and MEd Chemistry.
According to the VC, scholarships will be given to five students that desire to study music at the university.
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