Akwa Ibom Governor To Pay Students School Fees, Build More Toilets
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December 8, 2015 ( Post 1 )
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is alarmed that 907 students of the state's School of Health Technology, Etinan Local Government Area, have not more than three toilets.
Commissioner for Health, Mr. Dominic Ukpong, who conveyed the governor's concern to students, last Friday, said the state government would start addressing challenges of main concern in the school soon, starting with the construction of new toilets, extension of classroom blocks and grading of dilapidated roads leading to the school.
Ukpong told them, "One thing that touched the governor most is that a school with 907 students has only three toilets, so very soon, we are building more toilets and also we will be able to extend the classroom blocks."
Niger Delta Voice, three months ago, reported the students' protest over lack of infrastructure and increase in their school fees from N36, 000 and N46, 000 to N76, 300 and N81, 300 for indigenes and non-indigenes respectively.
Ukpong also said, "Because of majority of the students, who are well behaved and those writing their final examinations, the governor has decided to pay fees on behalf of all the students for this academic year. In effect, from next academic year, you will begin to pay the new fees," he asserted.
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