ENUGU—Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, yesterday,
urged the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to quickly intervene
over the compulsory laptop fee foisted on them by the university authority.
New students of the
university, who spoke to
newsmen in separate
interviews, described the
laptop levy as arbitrary.
It was gathered that the
had recently introduced
a mandatory policy,
wherein all the students
are being forced to own
One of the new students described the policy as inhuman, noting that, “it is
so sad that they are making education so difficult for the poor.
“With this policy, we would now be paying close to N200,000 in a federal
university per session. This is wickedness.
“As I speak to you, I’m helpless because my parents don’t have that kind of
money. It is wrong for anyone to make computer ownership compulsory. It
should be a matter of choice. The management should not use us to make
Also speaking another student called on the education minister to call the
vice chancellor to order.
“We are begging the minister to urgently intervene because they are turning
this university to a market place.
“If the vice chancellor is interested in doing laptop business, he should find a
market for it, not placing such burden on poor students.
“Some of our parents are leaving on N18,000 minimum wage; now they
want them to pay N200,000 as school fees for one session. This is
wickedness of the highest order. This computer ownership should be by
choice,” he stated.