Despite Ayade’s Instructions on Thursday, the 22nd day of October 2020, the governor made an announcemwnt that indigenous students of the state-owned Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) are exempted from the payment of school fees ‘immediately’.
However, a circular from the school was published asking students to pay their fees or miss taking their examinations.
Ayade, the visitor to the school who was seeking at the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest, said he feels and understands the suffering of Cross Riverians, and the move was to cushion the effect that the lockdown and covid-19 have brought to them.
In contrary to this, the circular no 315, with reference no. CRUTECH/REG/GC/VOLI/32/315 from the school’s registrar and addressed to the school’s community, the registrar instructed that;
“all students who have not paid their school fees should commence payment from Friday, January 22, 2021.”
The circular further warns that;
“only students who have paid their fees and registered for the semester are considered bonafide students of the institution” and that the “no fee, no exam policy of the institution is still in full force.”