Tertiary Institutions Tax Students to Pay N5,000 as Covid19 Levy – NAPS Disagree
According to the report made available to Matters Arising, NAPS has reportedly rejected N5000 Levy on students by tertiary institutions in delta state.
The Senate leadership of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), has frowned at the meeting between institutional heads and Students’ Union Government from various tertiary institutions in Delta State with the aim of imposing a COVID-19 levy of Five Thousand Naira on students upon returning to school.
In a press statement signed by President of the Senate, NAPS, H.E. Dio Oghale Emeka Rex, the body said that “the Senate leadership wish to emphasize emphatically that the decision is wicked, anti students and it is not acceptable. While we are still ensuring and pressurizing the government to come to the aide of our members who are most vulnerable by giving them palliatives, waving off fees for an academic session and free hostel accommodation for one session, the managements of tertiary institutions in the state are trying to make things complicated.
This is pure madness and governmental merchandize, making prey of the poor students who have been academically drawn backward. What do they want to make out of it?
Students are not the cause of Covid-19 and hence must not be tasked to pay such a huge amount of money, not now while they and their parents are still struggling to raise transport fare, money for handouts and textbooks and feeding money.
The group called on the state government through the Honourable Commissioner of Education to help avert what they described as a proposed anti-students policy.
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