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Callers react as Rivers State University implements ‘No Fee, No Exams’ policy

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Some callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Ifiemi Andrew have shared their position on the Rivers State University’s No Fee, No Exams’ policy. For many of them, the policy is unacceptable.

The state-owned institution had on Monday, kicked off the policy which it announced on October 14 following data which showed that about eight thousand students are yet to pay school fees or register for their courses. 

Reacting to this, a caller advised that the educational approach in Finland should be studied and replicated.  

“If we can borrow some of the positive methods and approaches and bring it to Nigeria, I think it will help us than coming up this harsh policy,” he suggested.

Another caller wondered why the state government has failed to pay student bursaries to aid students to pay their fees. 

“What stops even the state government from paying student bursary? The governor is busy donating money, dashing people money left, right and centre,” he said.

On his part, another caller believes the economic situation and high rate of unemployment in the country should be put into consideration.

“Many people have graduated with their certificates; they couldn’t get a job from the system…. Most of the lecturers, they acquired their certificates through scholarship,” he stated.

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