Stakeholders, Parents and Guardians who have children and wards in the
University of Jos have agreed to comply with the Federal Government
directive on a new school charges structure for Federal Universities.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting organized by the University
Management, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako
informed the parents and stakeholders that in light of the current
economic challenges, the charges currently being paid by students was no
longer realistic. He outlined various areas of huge expenditure by the
University Administration to include payment of electricity, provision
of learning materials and stationeries, provision of accreditation
requirements for academic Departments, running into hundreds of millions
as against dwindling monthly subvention from the Federal Government.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the situation is not peculiar to
University of Jos, as other Federal Government owned Universities in the
country were facing similar challenges owing to the competing demands
on the Federal Government’s limited resources.
In order to harmonize the school charges paid by students in Federal
Universities, the Federal Government through the National Universities
Commission (NUC) issued a directive in 2015, approving a new school
charges structure of Forty-Five Thousand Naira (N45,000) for each
undergraduate student across board, to provide them with the basic
learning materials and conducive learning environment.
The Vice-Chancellor appealed to all stakeholders especially parents and
guardians to put the interest of their children and wards first to
ensure that the University serves them effectively. He reminded them of
the need to protect the interest of the University so that it will still
for many generations to come.
Similarly, the Vice-Chancellor advised the parents and stakeholders to
ensure that their children always pay their school charges at the
designated places and channels provided by the University to protect
them from falling victims of fraudsters.
Professor Maimako thanked the parents and stakeholders for their support
and assured that the University would redouble its efforts towards
providing quantitative education that would meet international