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David Nweze Umahi Varsity Slashes school fees
…As FG officially take over the school

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Ruth Oginyi

Prof. Jesse Uneke Vice Chancellor David Nweze Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu, Ohaozara local government area, Ebonyi State Wednesday announced the reduction of its school fees from N3million to N1million for main courses in the university.

Professor Jesse Uneke spoke in Uburu during a media chat.

The courses include Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy and N1million to N500,000 for other courses while nursing science is 700.000.

The fee reduction is in determination to give prospective students of the country, especially the southeast zone the best in Academics.

David Nweze Umahi Federal University Health Sciences, Uburu, Ohaozara local government area, Ebonyi State is one of the newly proposed federal universities of health sciences initiated by president Mohmmad Buhari’s administration for the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Because of the federal government takeover, the school fees of the institution were slashed to enable more students to access to study in the school.

He used the medium to inform the public that a bill establishing the University was before the National Assembly and will be passed into law soon.

In the fee reduction, the Vice Chancellor said Nursing Sciences which was N2million will now be N700,000 while Industrial Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Biotechnology which were N1million, have been slashed to N500,000 reach.

He said the major thing happening now at the school is the transition of the university from state to the federal university that on 7th September 2022 the official signing of the MoU between the federal ministry of Education and the school took place in Abuja.
So officially the university is now federal.
The process of formalization will soon take place.

Uneke explained that the school fees also include hostel accommodation, utility, laboratory, exam fees, and others except feeding and that they have started 2022/2923 admission.
Students with a minimum of 140 are advised to apply for studies at the university.

“Following the approval of the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State and the recent take over of the David Nweze Umahi University of Medical Sciences by the federal government, the Management of the University hereby announces the reduction in the school fees payable by students of the University.

“What we are looking at is that we want as many people to be able to afford the university and now it has been able to taken over by the federal government, if the federal government takes over our salaries, and bring capital project funds, why should we keep the tuition fees so high even though I can tell you that to manage the facilities in this university is not a joke.

“We are trying to make the university affordable. If you look at the fees and you want to be very considerate, you cannot compare it with what is happening in other Universities.

“We have done the MoU. As I am talking to you, the bill establishing the University is already in the National Assembly and we are hoping to conclude that within the next few months.

“Once that is done, you have the university law, the university has taken off. We are getting more support from the federal government to strengthen what is happening”, he stated.

Uneke boosted that the school is raising graduates that will not find employment difficult after graduation, adding, in the next 3 years they want the university to rank among the best in Africa.

“We want to reverse medical, Educational tourism in Nigeria. Parents should stop sending their children outside the country as David Umahi University of health sciences has all it takes to deliver more than institutions outside the country.

“Those who did not choose the school as the first choice can log into the jamb portal and apply. We also accept students on transfer from another school to the new federal university.

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