Nasarawa State University (NASU) has asked for federal government’s assistance to expand its facilities as it is only struggling to sustain itself on the meagre fees paid by students.
Vice-chancellor of the university Professor Shamsudeen Amali, who spoke to journalists after the Committee on Needs Assessment of Nigerian Universities (CNANU) toured the facilities of the campus, said it specifically needs more laboratories, classrooms and hostels.
“We live essentially on school fees and of all state universities in Nigeria we charge the least (about N70000). We are only struggling to sustain our facilities. We need more hostels because our students are charged exorbitant rents outside,” Amali said.
He commended federal government for setting up CNANU and hoped they would be allowed to push through their findings.
Chairman of the committee Professor Mahmood Yakubu said the university which is young faces the same challenges of older universities.
Yakubu said, “We have seen the poor conditions under which students live and learn, the state of the physical structures. We would make the necessary recommendations to government.”
Nasarawa State University is ten years old with a student population of 15,000 and a staff population of about 1,000.
source: Daily Trust