Mass Communication student Assocaition, MACSA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka has increased the Departmental fee to N2500 and N1500 for new and continuing students respectively. This decision was finanlized at an emergency Congress on the 25th of October, 2016 in response to the uproar caused by the students.
The fee which was originally N2000 for first year students is now N2500 while N1000 which was for continuing students is now N1500.
The congress which started at 2PM, had in attendance the Staff adviser, Mr Agbo, the newly elected exco and students of the department across the levels.
While moderating the congress, the President Of MACSA, Ikenna Amadi spoke at great length, where he shared the plight of the students, stating that because of the on going economic crisis, things were unfavorable but however urged everyone to make sacrifices in order to meet with the Department’s objectives.
Hear him: “it is not magic, these are things we have to take pains to achieve.”
He listed items and programmes proposed for the academic session to include; provision of power generator, provision of a private toilet facility, carol night, provision of seats for lecturers, ultra refined noticed board which is to be paid for when used by other departments and class revamp.
According to the President, his aim for the department is to “look beyond organizing events”, but to provide physical and lasting projects that will be of academic and social benefit to the students.
Reaching a consensus, the Staff adviser, urged the students to support the administration not only by paying their departmental fee, but with time and solidarity.
He commended the exco for their openness and warned them to keep to their words otherwise they would be held accountable as this was more or less an open pledge.
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