UNIBEN Senate adopts removal of levy for late fee payment, charges

UNIBEN Senate adopts removal of levy for late fee payment, charges

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The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Senate has formally endorsed the withdrawal of N20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) penalty for late payment of school and charges by students of the Institution.

Recall that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, had verbally announced the withdrawal of the disputed levy and charges in response to protests by students of the institution.

The Registrar of the University, Mr. Ademola Bobola in a statement on Thursday said UNIBEN Senate adopted the resolution of VC at a virtual meeting held on Thursday and accordingly, approved that money already paid by defaulting students be refunded via modalities to be worked out by the Bursary Department.

The Senate also passed a vote of confidence on the Management of the University and commended the Vice Chancellor for her wisdom, courage, and magnanimity in acceding to the reason for the students’ protest.

In the light of the above, lectures are to resume on Monday 20th September, 2021, to enable students who obeyed the directive on school closure and travelled, to return, according to the statement.

The Registrar said: “The University’s decision-making body also agreed that a new time-line be set for the payment of the school charges for the 2020/2021 Academic Session and directed that the re-activation of charges for Postgraduate Programmes be sent to the Board of Postgraduate School for review”, according to the statement.

The Senate reinstated that penalty for late payment of school charges, which has been in existence for years in the University should not be set aside but modified.

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