By Goodness Ogbor P/H
Former ASU Chairman of the University of Port Harcourt Professor, Andre Ifemini has called for the removal of the school Vice Chancellor Ndorwa Lale over alleged sharp practices.
Professor Ifeminin, department of philosophy faculty of humanity alleged that the vice chancellor is misleading the senate by not providing the approved schedule tuition fees in Federal University members.
Ifemini said the national scheduled a recommendable feels for all levels of students should be a maximal of N40,500. But under professor Lale, 3rd year students are charged approximately fees of N120,000, excluding non-statutory charges at the various faculties and departments.
He accused the UNIPORT vice chancellor for deliberately violating the university acts and abused the university law and governing body.
Meanwhile, our correspondent reports that the management of the institution is yet to comment on the development when effort was made to hear from them.
‘‘Elsewhere, the Rivers State government has ruled out firm numbers for reporting any government official who demand any form of cash payment from schools in the state’’ the former ASU vice chairman said.
Daily Watch several attempts to seek the reaction of the UNIPORT vice chancellor Professor Ndorwa Lale proved abortive as his phone was constantly switched off at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the secretary to the state government Dr. Tammy Danagogo gave out the number while announcing in the statement that all cash payment has been abolished as directed by the state government,
According to the statement from Rivers state government, ‘All proprietors of private schools are directed to shun old demand notices of payment older rate and such payment must be paid to dedicated bank accounts.
‘‘This follows the meeting with the state government Nyesom Wike which he had with local government chairmen, heads of government own primary, junior and senior secondary schools and proprietors in private schools in the state.
However, the Rivers state government had directed all proprietors of the private schools are expected to submit their application for approval and certification at the government office at the rivers state secretariat in port Harcourt.
The statement further stated that application is free of charge should be accompanied with the lass approval from the ministry of education and the approved building plain from the ministry of urban development.