The authority of the Ekiti State University, (EKSU) has threatened that some students of the institution risk losing their school identity over failure to their tuition fees
The Acting vice chancellor of the University, Professor Olubunmi Ajayi, said the university was not happy that many students have refused to promptly pay their school fees for the on-going 2018/2019 academic session, saying that era of showing mercy for defaulting students.
The warning came on the heels of the alarm raised by Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Shoremekun that 15,000 students out of 17,000 were yet to pay their school fees some weeks ago.
Professor Ajayi who congratulated the fresh students on the occasion of their matriculation ceremony in a press release made available to newsmen by the Head, Directorate of Information/ Corporate Affairs, Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, said it was a privilege for the 7,664 freshers admitted into the school, out of the 15,348 candidates that applied for admission through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) into the University.
She therefore charged them to ensure prompt payment of fees and be duly registered in their various faculties, adding that the University had put in place a task force to enforce strict compliance.
According to her, the University would no longer accommodate fee defaulters and failure to pay up on time could lead to loss of studentship.
She urged the new students to be wary of scammers, who, under the pretense of rendering assistance to unsuspecting freshers, defraud them of their money and possessions.
The Acting Vice-chancellor stressed that it was mandatory for them to attend lectures regularly because the University would continue to enforce 70% attendance for any student to be eligible to sit for examinations.
Professor Ajayi further emphasized the need for them to avoid membership of unregistered societies and to abide by all the rules and regulations of the institution in order to avoid being suspended or expelled.
The Deans of the various faculties presented the fresh students for matriculation, while the Registrar, Barr. Akin Arogundade administered the matriculation oath.