Abia govt reduces tuition fee for indigenous students

Abia State government,yesterday  announced  a reduction of N10,000 for Abia indigenes  schooling  in the state-owned  Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu, to cushion the effect of the hardship faced by parents.

The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Comrade Bonny Iwuoha, who disclosed this, said for students to benefit, they would provide evidence of tax receipts from their parents, adding that only those identified as genuine indigene with biometrics would be considered for the reduction.

He stated further that Faculties of Law and Humanities would relocate to a new campus in Umuahia, while that of Engineering would also be relocated to Aba campus as soon as  it is completed.

On the recent  free meal programme introduced by the state government, the commissioner said it had been tested and successfully implemented in the three senatorial zones  of the state, adding that other schools that were yet to benefit from the programme would enjoy it as soon as school reopens.