Vice Chancellor Plateau State University Bokkos Professor Matur Malau Bernard has commended Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang for approving the payment of fifty percent tuition fees as students’ palliative to cushion the effects of subsidy removal on petroleum products.
Professor Matur made the commendation when he received in audience officials of the State Scholarship Board led by the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board, Nankus Ngwalang in his office.
Professor Matur described the Governor's prompt action on his pronouncement as exemplary and fatherly as this would go a long way in cushioning the efforts of parents in meeting the needs of their children and wards and urged the students to reciprocate this by working hard to justify the gesture.
He further called on the students through their unions to always exercise restraint and be diplomatic in pursuing their demands as the University and the government will always work towards improving their welfare and urged the students to pray for the success of the Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang led administration to enable it do more for them in the coming years.
He also appreciated the State Scholarship Board for their prompt action which he described as commendable and proactive.
Speaking earlier, Acting Executive Secretary, Plateau State Scholarship Board, Nankus Ngwalang told Professor Matur that they were in the University to physically collect data of indigenous Plateau State undergraduates to enable them pay the palliative directly into their accounts.
According to Nankus Ngwalang the current exercise is to benefit two hundred to four hundred level students of the University adding that so far the state scholarship board has collected data of eighty percent of the students while cases of spill over and one hundred level students may be considered in due course.
The Acting Executive Secretary and her Team made up of Directors of the Board had earlier gone round the Faculties in company of the Dean, Students Affairs, Dr. Felix Masok to collect the Data of the Students.
John K Agam
Public Relations Officer.