Cross River State University of Technology may be on its way down history cove as the first tertiary institution to embark on school fees drive following a “Go Home!” order issued yesterday by the management to students for the latter’s inability to pay school charges for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The order took effect yesterday, June 6th and without any appeal, all academic activities in the school stand suspended till June 21st, date for expiration of the order.
Cross River Daily notes that CRUTECH management, sometime in April, this year, gave the students a compulsory two (2) weeks break for poor compliance to the fees payment schedule.
The current fee drive, according to the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Gabriel Beshel was necessitated upon “the failure of majority of the students to pay thier school fees and the students’ protest which disrupted the conduct of first semester examination for 2018/19 academic session”; the protest which came to follow the management’s attempt to stop some students from taking their exams for non-payment of fees.
Below is an excerpt of a memo signed by the Registrar:
“Students are to proceed on a Two Weeks Break with effect from Thursday, June 6, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019 which also marks the resumption of the Second Semester, 2018/19 Academic Session as well as the commencement of lectures.
“The reason for the break is to enable students who have not yet paid their fees to source for the fees and pay before the commencement of examination after the break.
“Students should note that the University Fee Policy of No Fee No Exams will be enforced during the first semester examination for 2018/2019 academic session which shall now hold from Thursday, June 24th for students in year II to V”.