The Vice-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Prof. Eno Ibanga, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, said that the Institution’s fees are one of the cheapest by a State University anywhere around.
Prof. Ibanga, stated this when he appeared before the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation in defence of the Institution’s Budget estimate for the year 2020.
“Our N53, 000 school fees is one of the cheapest tuition anywhere around, unlike the N70, 000 – N120, 000 charged by other State Universities and higher charges for non-indigenes”, he emphasised.
In the area of Staff welfare, the Vice-Chancellor also pointed out that the University is up-to-date as allowances and other entitlements are promptly paid. In his words, “As at today, Akwa Ibom State University is up-to-date in terms of Staff welfare. Staff salaries and allowances are promptly paid as well as promotion allowances and other entitlements attached. We also ensure that Staff promotions are done promptly.” This, he said has led to industrial harmony in the University which has brought about growth in all areas.
A member of the Finance and Appropriation Committee in the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Elder) Mark Esset, commended the AKSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibanga, for the great work he has done in the University and his fatherly role with the students which is also visible on Social Media. “Let me commend you on the great work you have done at our University. I see your fatherly disposition with the students, even on social media. I commend you and ask that you do more.”