The Students’ Union Government (SUG) and lecturers in Bayero University Kano (BUK) are said to be raising money to support students in need.
The SUG had in a news report recently said it had set up the SUG Trust Fund to assist less privileged students pay school and hostel fees. The report said the sum of N300 was added to registration fees out of which N200 would be remitted to the fund and N100 to SUG purse.
Also, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), BUK chapter has pledged to deduct N100 from the basic salary of each of its members monthly to help students.
Khalid Sanusi, president of SUG said “We initiated the idea to help the less privileged students in the university, and it successfully started working in the 2018/2019 academic session and there must be a certain scrutiny before releasing money to a student.”
A student would first write a request letter to the Dean Students Affairs of the university, then the level coordinator and all the presidents of associations of each department must be involved in making sure that the student really deserved to be supported financially.
We are now waiting for the university management to set up a committee that would control the fund because it is not be under SUG, he said.
Dr. Ibrahim Barde, chairman of the Academic Staff Union BUK branch said, “the idea is routed from our programme to IDPs’ intervention in Borno State where we distributed relief materials worth about N5 million in June and December 2017.
“You can come across a first class students but he has no money to even register so such students need prompt support,” he explained.
Yusuf is of Mass Comm Dept, BUK.