The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Olubunmi Ajayi, has threatened to withdraw the studentship of any undergraduate who fails to immediately pay his or her school charges for the on-going 2018/2019 academic session.
The VC said that the ‘grace period’ for defaulting students had elapsed.
Ajayi’s notice comes on the heels of the alarm raised by the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Shoremekun, that 15,000 out of 17,000 undergraduates of the school were yet to pay their school charges.
Prof. Ajayi who praised the new undergraduates on the event of their registration function held on Friday, May 10, in a public statement made accessible to newsmen by the Head, Directorate of Information/Corporate Affairs, Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, said it was a benefit for the 7,664 freshers to be conceded into the school out of the 15,348 hopefuls that connected for confirmation through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) into the institution.
She charged them to guarantee a brief installment of expenses and be appropriately enrolled in their various courses, adding that the university had set up a team to authorize severe inconsistency.
According to her, the varsity would never accommodate defaulters again, adding that inability to pay up on time could lead to loss of studentship.
She encouraged the new students to be careful about tricksters, who “under the affectation of rendering help to clueless freshers, cheat them of their cash and assets.”
The acting VC told the students that it was obligatory for them to attend lectures, saying that the school would keep on implementing 70 per cent participation for an undergraduate to be qualified to sit for examinations.
Ajayi further charged the students to stay away from participating in the activities of unregistered social groups on campus, and to comply with every one of the guidelines of the university to avoid being suspended or ousted.
The senior members of the various departments introduced the new students for registration, while the Registrar, Barr. Arogundade, handled the registration vow.